Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Helena - Open House To Discuss Lincoln Road Improvements



June 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

Lori Ryan, Public Information
Officer, (406) 444-6821, lryan@mt.gov

Montana Department of
Transportation Schedules Open House and Informational Meeting to
Discuss Proposed Improvements to Lincoln Road

HELENA ó The Montana
Department of Transportation (MDT) is conducting an open house and
informational meeting to notify the public and seek comments on a
proposal to construct roundabouts at the intersections of Highway
279/453 (Lincoln Road) with North Montana Avenue and the northbound
Interstate 15 (I-15) ramp terminals at the Lincoln Interchange. 

The
open house is Thursday, June 22, at the Jim Darcy School cafeteria
(990 Lincoln Road West) and will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a
presentation at 6:00 p.m. Project team members will be available
during the open house and after the presentation to discuss the
proposed improvements.

The project begins approximately 800 feet
west of the intersection of North Montana Avenue and Lincoln Road at
reference post 0.5 and continues east for 0.8 miles, ending
approximately 650 feet east of the intersection of Lincoln Road and
the northbound I-15 ramps at reference post 0.3.

Proposed work
includes constructing concrete roundabouts with paved approaches,
installing dual southbound on-ramps to I-15, installing curb and
gutter, sidewalk and lighting, and finishing with a seal and cover
(chip seal), upgraded pavement markings, signage and guardrail. The
purpose of the project is to improve safety and operations for the
Lincoln Road corridor between North Montana Avenue and I-15.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2021 depending on completion
of design and availability of funds. New right-of-way and relocation
of utilities will be required. MDT staff will contact all potentially
affected landowners prior to doing survey work on their land. Staff
will again contact landowners prior to construction regarding
property acquisition and temporary construction permits.

Community
participation is a very important part of the process, and the public
is encouraged to attend. 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 Great Falls District
Preconstruction Engineer Steve Prinzing at (406)-454-5899 or Project
Design Engineer Blair Nordhagen at (406) 444 9128. Members of the
public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of
Transportation Great Falls office at P.O. Box 1359, Great Falls, MT
59403-1359, or online at:
 
www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please note that your comments are for project UPN 8559001 and submit
comments by July 24. 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 aflesch@mt.gov. Those using a TTY may
call (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.