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Kalispell - Resurfacing Project Proposed For U.S. Highway 2



April 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Resurfacing Project for U.S. Highway 2

KALISPELL  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like
to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to resurface the
roadway and upgrade Americans with Disabilities (ADA) sidewalk ramps
for about 2.1 miles of U.S. Highway 2 in Kalispell. The project
begins at the intersection of Cottonwood Drive and U.S. Highway 2 at
reference post 123.1 and extends north for 2.1 miles, ending about
500 feet north of the railroad crossing of U.S. Highway 2 between
Reserve Drive and Rose Crossing at reference post 125.2.

Proposed
work includes milling the existing roadway surface, applying a new
asphalt overlay, and finishing with a seal and cover (chip seal). The
ADA sidewalk ramps at the signalized intersections will be upgraded
to current standards, new pavement markings will be installed and the
signage will be replaced. The purpose of the project is to enhance
the safety of the traveling public and take a cost-effective action
to prolong and preserve the existing pavement.

The project is
tentatively scheduled for construction in 2018, depending on
completion of all project development activities and availability of
funding. New right-of-way may be required and utility relocations may
be needed in specific areas to accommodate the ADA ramp upgrades.

For more information, please contact Missoula District Administrator
Ed Toavs at (406) 523-5802 or Project Design Engineer Ben Nunnallee
at (406) 523 5846. Members of the public may submit written comments
to the Montana Department of Transportation Missoula office at P.O.
Box 7039, Missoula, MT	59807-7039, or online at:
 
www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please note that your comments
are for project UPN 9032000. 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.