MDT to Resume Work Between Sidney To Fairview Next Week

 


Crews will soon be putting the finishing touches on the new stretch of highway between Sidney and Fairview. Border States Paving was scheduled to begin chip sealing operations on MT-200 north of Sidney on Monday and, depending on weather, the contractor anticipates completing work the same week.

Chip sealing is the final phase in a project started last year to improve safety and add capacity to the MT-200 roadway between Sidney and Fairview.

Previous work focused on road widening to accommodate the installation of center-left turn lanes and passing lanes along MT-200, as well as surface improvements throughout the corridor.

Chip sealing provides a moisture barrier for the underlying pavement extending the life of the roadway and lowering long-term costs.

Drivers should expect reduced speeds of 35 mph in work zones with flaggers and pilot cars to direct traffic. Travelers are encouraged to allow additional travel time to accommodate delays of up to 15 minutes and are reminded to watch for work crews and equipment. Updated detour and delay information can be found at: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/construction.shtml.


Chip sealing is scheduled to begin the week of May 13, and, weather permitting, will be completed within the week.

 

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