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MDT proposes 2 Three Forks area projects

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) recently announced and invited the public to comment on a proposal to resurface about five miles of Interstate 90 (I 90), near Three Forks. The project begins west of the US 287 Interchange, Exit 274, and extends east, ending near the Three Forks Interchange, Exit 278.

Proposed work includes milling the existing surface, applying a new overlay, and finishing with a seal and cover (chip seal), upgraded pavement markings, signage, and guardrail. The purpose of the project is to extend the service life of the roadway and enhance safety features.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2025 depending on completion of design and availability of funds. No new right-of-way or utility relocations will be needed.

287 CHIP SEAL

The MDT is also asking the public to comment on a proposal to seal and cover (chip seal) US Highway 287 (US 287), from Townsend ending south of Three Forks. The purpose of the project is to preserve and extend the service life of the roadway.

The first project begins near Elm Street in Townsend, and extends southeast for approximately eight miles, ending near Flynn Lane.

The second project begins one mile south of Toston and extends southwest for approximately six miles, ending south of Hossfeld Lane.

The third project begins south of Three Forks near Hilltop Road and extends for approximately seven miles, ending just north of the US 287 with Three Forks Frontage Road junction.

Proposed work at all three project locations includes crack sealing, chip sealing, and upgraded pavement markings.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2025 depending on completion of design and availability of funds. No new right-of-way or utility relocations will be needed.

Partnering with the community is an important part of properly planning for future projects. MDT welcomes the public to provide ideas and comments on the proposed projects.

Comments may be submitted online at http://www.mdt.mt.gov/contact/comment-form.aspx or in writing to Montana Department of Transportation, Butte office, PO Box 3068, Butte, MT 59702-3068. Please note that comments are for project UPN 10254000.

The public is encouraged to contact Butte District Preconstruction Engineer Dave Gates at 406-494-9636 or Project Design Engineer Rebecca Barbula at 406-444-6227 with questions or comments about the project.

 
 
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