Montana Department of Transportation

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Babb - Safety Enhancement Project Proposed Along U.S. 89



March 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

Lori Ryan, Public
Information Officer, (406) 444-6821, lryan@mt.gov

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Safety Enhancement Project Along U.S.
Highway 89 in Glacier County

BABB  The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek
comments on a proposal to complete safety improvements on about 1.5
miles of U.S. Highway 89 south of Babb in Glacier County. The project
begins at reference post 38.1 and extends north for 1.5 miles, ending
at reference post 39.6.

Proposed work includes updating curve
signing from reference post (RP) 38.3 to RP 38.6, installation of
panel delineation and centerline rumble strips from RP 38.1 to RP
39.6, and installation of a modified 6-inch shoulder rumble strip on
the northbound shoulder from RP 38.1 to Junction S-464 to accommodate
bicycle users. The purpose of the project is to address roadway
departure crashes for northbound traffic.

Construction is
tentatively planned for 2018, depending on completion of design and
availability of funds. No new right-of-way and relocation of
utilities will be required. 

For more information contact Steve
Prinzing, Great Falls District Preconstruction Engineer, at (406)
454-5880, or Michael S. Grover, Traffic Project Engineer, at (406)
444-4188. Members of the public may submit written comments to the
Montana Department of Transportation Great Falls office at P.O. Box
1359, Great Falls, MT  59403-1359, or online at:
  
www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please note that your comments
are for project UPN 9091000. 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 aflesch@mt.gov. Those using a TTY may
call (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.