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November 4, 2022

Progress continues on the US Highway 93 (US 93), Lolo to Florence Corridor Study being conducted by the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA).

The virtual open house recording from October 18 is posted on the study webpage at this link if you missed the event or would like to review materials.

Crews have completed crash and traffic data collection, and the RPA team is now conducting traffic analysis. RPA is also partnering with Herrera Environmental Consultants to further evaluate wildlife and environmental considerations throughout the area.

In feedback received via email, social media, phone and during recent public meetings, many residents have identified that turning left onto US 93 from side streets and turning right off US 93 is a challenge for drivers. In addition, many residents have noted the speed limit as a concern. Center turns lanes, right turn lanes, and frontage roads have been suggested as possible future safety improvements.

The team has received this feedback repeatedly over the last few months and is working to address it. Other details and comments are also being considered as potential solutions are being identified. MDT and RPA are grateful for the participation and feedback received so far.

All comments received via email, phone and social media have been recorded and read by the study leadership team.

If you have additional information or feedback to share, the team would love to hear from you. Please email Becca at beccaXYZbigskypublicrelationsABCcom with any questions, concerns or thoughts on the US 93 corridor. The second round of public and stakeholder meetings will be held in 2023. The study team's goal is to provide and discuss the study's preliminary results with stakeholders, residents and businesses at that time. Updates will be provided as this milestone approaches.

October 21, 2022

Thank you to the virtual and in-person open house attendees earlier this week. If you missed the events, please feel welcome to view the recording of the virtual open house here.

The Lolo to Florence Corridor is a priority for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT). The project team appreciates the comments, feedback and questions received at Tuesday’s open house events.

All comments and concerns gathered through discussion and comment cards will be noted as part of the study findings. Public feedback is an integral step towards determining potential solutions.

MDT and Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) will continue gathering and analyzing data of the US 93 corridor. A second public meeting will be scheduled in early 2023, where study findings and potential solutions will be presented to the public. In addition, stakeholder meetings will continue to be requested. Updates will be provided as the study progresses and as public meetings are scheduled.

Additional feedback or questions are welcomed throughout the duration of the study. With questions or feedback as the study progresses, please email beccaXYZbigskypublicrelationsABCcom.

Prefer to ask a question or submit feedback via phone? Call 406-207-4484.

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September 30, 2022

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), in partnership with Robert Peccia and Associates (RPA), invite you to attend an open house on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Two events will be held on this day to ensure all interested parties can attend. The same information will be provided at both open house sessions. The study team will provide an update on the current status of the study and will be available to answer questions.

The in-person event will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Lolo School (11395 Highway 93 South) in the lower gym.

The virtual event will also be on October 18 at noon via Zoom. Registration is required for the virtual event. Please follow this link to register.

MDT and RPA are collaborating to complete a study between Lolo and Florence on US Hwy 93 south of Missoula. This study will investigate the best possible future improvements to support growth within the area, increase safety and provide an improved travel experience for drivers.

The roadway study will be conducted in the late summer and fall of 2022 and into 2023, with results expected towards the end of 2023 or early 2024.

Questions? call 406-207-4484. To sign up for updates as the study progresses, please email beccaXYZbigskypublicrelationsABCcom.

September 9, 2022

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) thank you for your interest and feedback thus far regarding the US 93, Lolo to Florence Corridor study.

The study has kicked off as of July 2022. Crew members have begun collecting crash and traffic data, conducting analysis, and taking field observations. In addition, an environmental evaluation is being completed. MDT and RPA recognize the challenges drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and wildlife face with growing traffic rates throughout the area and are working hard to gather real-time data.

MDT and RPA are grateful for your support and participation throughout the project. An open house will be held virtually and in-person in mid-October to provide an opportunity to chat with the project team and learn more about the study’s progress. More details on this will be provided as the date approaches.

As the study progresses, the team is interested in gathering qualitative feedback on US 93 between Lolo and Florence from surrounding businesses, landowners, residents and stakeholders.

All comments received via email, phone and social media thus far have been recorded and read by the project leadership team.

If you have additional information or feedback to share and would like to meet virtually or in-person with the project team, please email me at beccaXYZbigskypublicrelationsABCcom by Wednesday, September 14, with your interest.

Questions? Email beccaXYZbigskypublicrelationsABCcom or call 406-207-4484.