Proposed Rehabilitation Of Secondary Highway 261 South Of Sidney

Sidney, MT - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to rehabilitate about 12 miles of Secondary Highway 261 (S 261), south of Sidney. The project begins south of Alkali Creek, near mile marker 41, and extends north, ending at the intersection with Montana Highway 23 (MT 23) southeast of Sidney.

Proposed work includes rehabilitation (milling and/or pulverization), slope flattening, new plant mix surfacing, seal and cover (chip seal), centerline rumble strips, upgraded signage and pavement markings. The purpose of the project is to provide a smoother driving surface, enhance safety features, and reduce maintenance costs.

Construction will be dependent on completion of all activities and the availability of funds. New right-of-way and relocation of utilities will be required. MDT staff will contact all affected landowners prior to doing survey work on their land. Staff will again contact landowners prior to construction regarding property acquisition and temporary construction permits.

An important part of properly planning for future projects is partnering with the community. The Montana Department of Transportation welcomes the public to provide ideas and comments on the proposed project. Comments may be submitted online at or in writing to Montana Department of Transportation, Glendive office, PO Box 890, Glendive, MT  59330-0890. Please note that comments are for project UPN 10110000.

The public is encouraged to contact Glendive District Preconstruction Engineer Jim Frank at 406-345-8214 or Project Design Engineer Steve Heidner at 406-345-8247 with questions or comments about the project.


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