By Lori Ryan 

MDT Schedules an Informational Meeting to Discuss a Reconstruction and Paving Project for Highway 327 South of Bainville, MT


The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is conducting an informational meeting to discuss a proposal to reconstruct and pave about 14 miles of Highway 327 near Bainville, MT., in Roosevelt County. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Bainville School, Multi-purpose Room, 409 Tubman Street, Bainville. An Open House will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a presentation of potential alignment options at 7:00 p.m.

Community participation is a very important part of the process, and the public is encouraged to attend. Opinion, comments and concerns may also be submitted in writing at the meeting, by mail to Shane Mintz, District Administrator, at MDT’s Glendive District Office at PO Box 890, Glendive, MT 59330-0890, or Teri Swenson, Project Manager, DOWL HKM, 222 N. 32nd St, Suite 700, Billings, MT 59101, or online at

Please indicate comments are for project UPN 4907000 and submit comments by February 7, 2014.

Proposed work includes a complete reconstruction of the first seven miles of the project including a possible new crossing over Little Muddy Creek, along with updated culverts, asphalt surfacing, pavement markings and signage. The remaining seven miles of the project will include placement of additional gravel material, asphalt surfacing, new pavement markings, and slope flattening. The purpose of the project is to provide an improved roadway to better handle the increased traffic and provide a continuous paved route from Bainville to the North Dakota state line on Secondary 327.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2017, depending on completion of design and availability of funds.

New right-of way and relocation of utilities will be required. MDT’s consultant will contact all affected landowners prior to doing survey work on their land. MDT staff will contact landowners prior to construction regarding property acquisition and temporary construction permits.

MDT attempts to provide accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s participation in any service, program or activity of our department. If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call Paul Grant at (406) 444-9415 at least two days before the meeting. For the hearing impaired, the TTY number is (406) 444-7696 or 1-800-335-7592, or call Montana Relay at 711. Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request.


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