Good Roads Day
Tuesday June 18th marks Good Roads Day as designated by the Montana Legislature, whereby the people of the state are asked to “…contribute toward the improvement and safety of public highways.”
For MDT, "good roads" means a continuous planning process that is underway long before ground is ever broken on a project. It can take 8 years to complete a road project, but long-range planning starts some 1 to 20 years prior to project start.
TranPlanMT sets the policy direction for investment, and the Transportation Asset Management Plan and the Performance Programming Process (P3) are used to help determine the optimal level of investment by project type. Projects are then nominated and selected. Next, project development begins.
Find out more about building a good road, and as you are driving Montana highways, know that MDT is at work making sure those highways are the good roads Montanans expect.