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MT 200 – Fairview Project Update

 


The MT 200 - Fairview road reconstruction project remains on schedule and even ahead of schedule. Crews have finished the city’s water line replacement work and are laying moisture barrier fabric in anticipation of concrete paving beginning the morning of Tuesday, May 12. The new storm drain system is expected to be completed next week.

Due to heavy traffic and trucks along MT 200 through Fairview, MDT made the choice to reconstruct just over a mile of the highway (the area with curb and gutter in town) with Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (P.C.C.P). Concrete lasts longer than asphalt and requires less maintenance. Asphalt roadways usually require an overlay sometime within the first 15 years and are more prone to rutting and surface deterioration with heavy loads. The P.C.C.P surface should last much longer (30 to 50 years) with less maintenance over its life.

There are no additional traffic impacts planned for motorists traveling through the area and traffic will remain flowing. Traffic will remain reduced to two-lane, two-way traffic but the highway will remain open to traffic during construction. The traveling public is asked to prepare for occasional delays of up to 15 minutes and is reminded to slow down and watch for work crews and equipment in the construction zone.

 

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