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MDT Schedules Open House, Informational Meeting To Discuss Reconstruction & Potential Realignment Of MT-201

 


The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is conducting an open house and informational meeting to discuss the reconstruction of approximately six miles of MT-201 west of Fairview in Richland County. The segment of MT-201 proposed for reconstruction extends from the junction of MT-201 and MT-200 in Fairview to reference post 63.6 located about six miles west of the community. This includes the potential realignment of approximately two miles of highway beginning near reference post 67.4 (just west of the Fairview Airport) and ending at the intersection with MT-200 at the Montana / North Dakota border.

The open house is Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Fairview School cafeteria (713 South Western Ave.) and will run from 6 -7 p.m. with a presentation beginning at 7 p.m. Project team members will be available during the open house and after the presentation to discuss the reconstruction and potential realignment of MT-201.

More information on the project is available at: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/fairviewwest

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, Glendive District Administrator, MDT, Glendive District office at PO Box 890, Glendive, MT 59330-0890, or online at: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please note that your comments are for project UPN 8650000. Submit comments by Sept. 16, 2015.

Proposed work includes reconstructing the existing roadway to current design standards to include a wider finished top width (including shoulders), plant mix surfacing, seal and cover (chip seal), rumble strips, upgraded pavement markings and signage, and intersection improvement at both County Road 359 and MT-200. The work also involves the identification and analysis of potential new alignments for the eastern portion of the project corridor between MT-200 in Fairview and reference post 67.4 on MT-201. The alternative alignment analysis is intended to inform the decision of the best alignment possible to increase safety and shift trucks from the existing road facility as it enters Fairview.

New right-of-way and utility relocations will be necessary. MDT’s consultant will contact all potentially affected landowners prior to conducting survey work on their land to obtain written permission. MDT staff will contact landowners prior to construction regarding property acquisition and temporary construction permits.

The Department of Transportation will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this public meeting or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, contact Jan Nesset at 406-556-4707 no later than 12 p.m./noon on Aug. 20, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need. Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request. Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; 406)-44-9229; fax 406-444-7243, or e-mail to aflesch@mt.gov. Those using a TTY may call 800-35-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.

 

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