Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Basin - Retaining Wall Improvement Project Proposed On I-15

March 6, 2017


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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Retaining Wall Improvement Project on
Interstate 15

Basin  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to
retrofit and improve the retaining wall at reference post 157.8
approximately 1.4 miles east of the Basin Interchange (exit 156) on
Interstate 15 (I-15). The project is located under the I-15 bridge at
reference post 157.8 between the Basin and High Ore exits on the I-15
Frontage Road locally known as Cattle Trail Road.

Proposed work
includes repairs to the retaining wall, drainage improvement, and
grading. The purpose of the project is to extend the life of the
retaining wall and prevent further structural and erosional damage.
Cattle Trail Road will be closed during construction at the project
area under the Interstate bridge. Minimal interruption to Interstate
traffic is proposed on an intermittent basis. 

Construction is
tentatively planned for 2017, depending on completion of design and
availability of funds. New right-of-way is not anticipated. 

more information, please contact Butte District Administrator Jeff
Ebert at (406) 494-9625 or Project Design Engineer Tyrel Murfitt at
(406) 444 6227. 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 9340000. 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.