Cut Bank Urban
Main Street (U.S. Highway 2) Reconstruction Project
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is developing a reconstruction project for Main Street (U.S. Highway 2) through Cut Bank. The project, referred to as "Cut Bank Urban", is located along Main Street between 4th Avenue SW (reference post [RP] 254.8) and the intersection with Railway Street (RP 256.0), for a total length of approximately 1.2 miles.
The project is intended to improve the travel way for vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The proposed work includes minor widening, new asphalt surfacing, new curb and gutter, sidewalk, ADA ramps, lighting, utilities, storm drainage, upgraded signing and pavement markings, and finishing with a seal & cover (chip seal).
The purpose and need for this project is to rehabilitate the roadway surfacing, while also widening the usable and finish top widths to improve safety for both vehicles and pedestrians. ADA compliant access for pedestrians throughout the urban section of this project is also a need that will be addressed.
The project may require limited new right-of-way, and relocation of utilities may be necessary in some locations. If either or both new right-of-way or utility relocations are necessary, 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.