Daigle Lane Railroad Crossing Project
The Montana Department of Transportation is improving the railroad crossing at Daigle Lane near the Interstate 90 Cyr Interchange west of Alberton in Mineral County. The project area is approximately 350 feet long extending from the railroad crossing on Daigle Lane to the intersection of Old Highway 10 (see map below). Improvements are expected to stay within the existing right-of-way.
Project Location Map
The existing crossing is 20-feet wide and does not have railroad crossing signal lights or gates to indicate when a train is approaching. Due to the curve and raised elevation of the tracks, the crossing needs to be realigned to provide a smoother driving surface over the tracks. Based on a safety analysis, MDT identified several improvements that would increase motorist safety and usability over the railroad crossing.
The planned improvements include:
- Installing railroad crossing signals and gates
- Widening the roadway to 24-feet over the existing crossing
- Providing a smoother driving surface over the railroad tracks
|Survey & Preliminary Design||2019-2020|
|Present preliminary design information to public||Fall/Winter 2020|
|Final Design & Permitting||2021-2022|
|Present final design information to public||Spring 2022|
|Anticipated Construction||Fall 2022/ Spring 2023|
MDT plans to provide more information about project design plans as they are developed throughout the project. During the COVID-19 pandemic MDT will be using online meetings and presentations to share information. In the future, MDT will conduct in-person meetings to provide project information.
MDT will notify the community about input opportunities through the project website, local media, mailings, social media, flyers, and other communication channels. Prior to construction, MDT will notify the community about the final improvement designs and plans for construction.