Montana Department of Transportation

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Lockwood - Sidewalk Construction Proposed



April 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Sidewalk Construction in Lockwood

LOCKWOOD  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like
to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to design and
build Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant sidewalk along
approximately 0.76 miles of Becraft Lane in Lockwood. The project
begins at the intersection of Becraft Lane and Old Hardin Road and
extends east along Becraft Lane to the intersection of Becraft Lane
and Noblewood Drive.

Proposed work includes ADA-compliant sidewalk
along Becraft Lane. The initial plan is to complete the project on
the north side of Becraft Lane but analysis will be completed to
determine if all or part of the project may be more feasible on the
south side of Becraft Lane. The purpose of the project is to provide
safety and pedestrian protection that is needed in the Lockwood
community. A sidewalk on Becraft Lane will remove pedestrians from
the roadway and alleviate current vehicular conflict with
pedestrians.

The project is tentatively scheduled for construction
in the spring of 2019, depending on completion of all project
development activities and availability of funding. The project will
be funded jointly from Federal Highway Administration Transportation
funds and Lockwood Pedestrian Safety District local match. It is
anticipated that no new right-of-way or utility relocations will be
needed. 

For more information, please contact Billings District
Administrator Stefan Streeter at (406) 657-0268 or Project Design
Engineer Terry Voeller at (406) 444 9457. Members of the public may
submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation
Billings office at P.O. Box 20437, Billings, MT  59104-0437, or
online at:
 
www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please note that
your comments are for project UPN 9158000. 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