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Summary of Public Meetings

Public Meeting #1

A public scoping meeting was held on March 28, 2006 at the Roscoe Community Center. A second public scoping meeting was held March 30, 2006 at the Roosevelt Middle School in Red Lodge. Meeting attendees were asked to identify issues and concerns along the MT 78 corridor.  Seventeen citizens attended the meeting in Roscoe and two citizens attended the meeting in Red Lodge.

The main concerns for meeting attendees included:

  • Speed of traffic, including slow-moving tourists and agricultural vehicles
  • Traffic flow
  • Sight distance hazards
  • Wildlife hazards
  • Lack of signage relating to traffic speed
  • Hazards relating to bus stops
  • Steep slopes

Suggested solutions to these issues included:

  • Turnouts
  • Wider shoulders 
  • Passing lanes
  • Deer crossing signs

Two written comments were received after the meetings. An article appeared in the Carbon County News documenting the meeting in Red Lodge.

Public Meeting #2

A public information meeting was held on September 20, 2006 at the Roscoe Community Center.  At this meeting, the project team solicited input regarding goals and objectives for the corridor. The project team also presented a preliminary set of improvement options. Meeting attendees were asked to review and comment on these options. Meeting attendees discussed the need to replace fencing that would be taken down, speed studies, cost, deer crossings, and the condition of old bridges. Ten citizens attended this meeting and no written public comments were submitted.

Next Public Meeting

We invite you to join us at the next public meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the Roscoe Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to present and discuss the recommendations of the final Corridor Study document. Watch the Carbon County Newspaper for an announcement!