Montana Department of Transportation

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Bozeman - Bridge Replacements Proposed On Montana Hwy 86

April 26, 2017


Lori Ryan, Public
Information Officer, (406) 444-6821,

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Project to Replace Five Bridges on Montana
Highway 86

BOZEMAN  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to
remove five bridges on Montana Highway 86 northeast of Bozeman in
Gallatin County. The project begins near Kelly Canyon Road at
reference post 6.6 and extends northeast for 2.8 miles, ending near
Jackson Creek Road at reference post 9.4.

Proposed work includes the
removal of five structures at the following reference posts: 6.7,
7.8, 8.2, 8.9, and 9.4. These structures will be replaced with either
culvert or stock pass. The new roadway will match the existing
surface width. New signage will be installed and new guardrail will
be installed at two locations.

The purpose of the project is to
reduce the number of crashes by improving signing at curves, removing
hazards within the roadway and to reduce crash severity by providing
guardrail to help prevent errant vehicles from leaving the roadway.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2017 depending on completion
of design and availability of funds. New right-of-way and relocation
of utilities will be required. MDT staff will contact all potentially
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.

For more
information, please contact Butte District Administrator Jeff Ebert
at (406) 494-9625 or Project Design Engineer LeRoy Wosoba at (406)
444 1280. Members of the public may submit written comments to the
Montana Department of Transportation Butte office at P.O. Box 3068,
Butte, MT  59702-3068, or online at:

Please note that your comments
are for project UPN 7520000. 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 Those using a TTY may
call (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.