Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Butte - Open House On Reconstruction Of Browns Gulch Road

May 31, 2017


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

Montana Department of
Transportation Schedules Open House to Discuss Reconstruction of
Portion of Secondary Highway 276 (Browns Gulch Road) North of the
Rocker Interchange

BUTTE ó The Montana Department of Transportation
(MDT) would like to invite the public to an open house and
informational meeting for the proposed reconstruction project north
of Rocker on Secondary Highway 276 (Browns Gulch Road) in Silver Bow

The open house will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at
the Rocker Volunteer Fire/Community Hall (1110 Grizzly Trail).
Project team members will be available to discuss the project.

proposed project will reconstruct about 0.88 miles of Browns Gulch
Road north of Rocker, beginning north of the Rocker Interchange at
reference post 3.5 and ending near reference post 4.4.

Proposed work
includes replacing two concrete bridges, one over Bull Run Creek and
the other over Browns Gulch Creek. The project will also include
realignment of the intersection of Hail Columbia Road and Browns
Gulch Road, slope flattening, gravel, plant mix and finishing with a
seal & cover (chip seal), upgraded pavement marking, signage and
guardrail. The purpose of this project is to update the roadway to
current secondary standards that emphasizes quality, safety, cost
effectiveness and sensitivity to the environment.

The project is
tentatively scheduled for construction in 2020 depending on
completion of all project development activities and availability of
funding. New right-of-way and utility relocations will be required.

MDT attempts to provide accommodations for any known disability that
may interfere with a personís participation in any department
service, program or activity. For reasonable accommodations to
participate in this meeting, please contact Jan Nesset at (406)
556-4707 at least two days prior to the meeting. 

For more
information, please contact Butte District Administrator Jeff Ebert
at (406) 494-9625 or District Project Manager Joe Walsh at (406) 494
9622. 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 indicate comments are
for project UPN 7896 and submit comments by July 17. 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.