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Resurfacing Project Proposed on US 287 Near Three Forks

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to resurface about 6.5 miles of US 287, southwest of Three Forks. The project on US 287 begins near Sappington Junction, just south of the railroad overpass and extends northeast for 6.5 miles ending at the county line near Milligan Canyon Road.

 Proposed work includes milling the existing surface, applying a new overlay, and finishing with a chip seal. The project also includes new pavement markings, signing, rumble strip replacement, guardrail installation, and some bridge work. The purpose of the project is to extend the service life of the roadway, provide additional skid resistance, and take cost-effective action to preserve and maintain the existing roadway.

 The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2023, depending on completion of all project development activities and availability of funding. No new right-of-way or utility relocations will be needed.

 An important part of properly planning for future projects is partnering with the community. The Montana Department of Transportation welcomes the public to provide ideas and comments on the proposed project. Comments may be submitted online at or in writing to Montana Department of Transportation, Butte office at PO Box 3068, Butte, MT  59702-3068.  Please note that comments are for project UPN 9730000.

 The public is encouraged to contact Butte District Administrator William Fogarty at (406) 494-9635 or Project Design Engineer Joe Walsh at (406) 494-9622 for additional information.

 Alternative accessible formats of this document will be provided on request. Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at 711.