MDT proposes paving U.S. Highway 87 from Raynesford to Geyser

The Montana Department of Transportation would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to mill and repave the roadway from 3.5 miles west of Raynesford and about 10.5 miles east of Raynesford on U.S. Highway 87 in Judith Basin County.

The first project begins at the Judith Basin County line at reference post 7.072 and proceeds east through the town of Raynesford, ending at RP 10.6 east of the Junction S-427 intersection. The second project begins east of Junction S-427 at RP 10.6 just east of Raynesford and proceeds east toward Geyser, ending at RP 21.1 east of McCarthey Creek Road.

Proposed work includes milling, overlay, seal and cover, guardrail upgrades, minor bridgework and new signing and striping. The intent of the project is to extend the life of the roadway by removing rutting and cracking.

The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2017, depending on completion of all project development activities and availability of funding. No new right-of-way or utility relocations will be needed.

For more information, please contact Great Falls District Preconstruction Engineer Steve Prinzing at (406) 454-5899 or District Projects Engineer Christie McOmber at (406) 454-5900. Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Great Falls office at P.O. Box 1359, Great Falls, MT  59403-1359, or online at www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml.

Please note that your comments are for projects UPN 9018000 and 9019000. Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request by contacting the Office of Civil Rights, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; (406) 444-9229; fax (406) 444-7243, or e-mail to aflesch@mt.gov. Those using a TTY may call (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.

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