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MT Department of Transportation Proposes Reconstruction Project on MT Highway 201


August 16, 2017 | View PDF

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to rebuild about 5.9 miles of Montana Highway 201 (MT-201) beginning west of Fairview in Richland County.

The project will begin at approximate reference post 63.6 and continue easterly to the junction of Montana Highway 200 (MT-200). A new MT-201 alignment is proposed, beginning at approximate reference post 67.4 then easterly to connect to MT-200 north of Fairview.

Proposed work includes earthwork, a new and wider surfacing section, improved vertical alignment, a MT-201 highway location shift east of reference post 67.4 to connect to MT-200 north of Fairview, bridge replacement, new culverts, rumble strips, pavement markings, signing, guardrail where warranted, and finishing with a seal and cover (chip seal).

The purpose of the project is to improve safety by bringing the roadway up to current design standards to include wider shoulders and flatter roadside slopes, and alleviate impacts of additional traffic and heavy trucks within the Town of Fairview.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2021/2022, 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 potentially affected landowners prior to performing survey work on their land. Staff will again contact landowners prior to construction regarding property acquisition and temporary construction permits.

For more information, please contact Glendive District Administrator Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8200 or the consultant Project Manager Tom Cavanaugh at (406) 447-5000. Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Glendive District office at P.O. Box 890, Glendive, MT 59330-0890, or online at:

Please note that your comments are for project UPN 8650. 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 Those using a TTY may call (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.


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