By Lori Ryan 

Overlay and Widening Project Planned for a Section of Montana Highway 16 Near Savage – Richland County


The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to overlay about 8.6 miles and widen portions of Montana Highway 16, near Savage, MT in Richland County. The project begins south of Savage, at reference post 28.9 and extends north for approximately 8.6 miles ending near a canal bridge at reference post 37.5.

Proposed work includes widening for passing lanes on the northern portion of the project, the addition of left-turn lanes at County Road 110 (beet dump), shoulder widening through Savage, a plant mix overlay, and finishing with a seal & cover (chip seal), upgraded pavement marking, rumble strips, signage and guardrail.

The project is tentatively scheduled for construction on completion of all project development activities and availability of funding. New right-of-way may be needed; however, relocation of utilities will be required.

For more information, please contact Glendive District Administrator Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Project Design Engineer Steve Heidner at (406) 3458247. For the hearing impaired, the TTY number is (406) 4447696 or 1-800-335-7592, or call the Montana Relay at 711. Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Glendive office at PO Box 890, Glendive MT 59330-0890, or online at


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