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MDT proposes a resurfacing project for Highway 93 through Ravalli and St Ignatius, in Lake County

ST. IGNATIUS The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to resurface about 18.3 miles of Highway 93 in Lake County. The project begins 0.1 miles north of the North Street intersection in Arlee on Highway 93, at reference post 18.5, and extends northerly for 18.3 miles ending 0.2 miles south of the Dublin Gulch Road/Red Horn Road intersection, at reference post (RP) 36.8.

Proposed work includes resurfacing the highway by applying a seal and cover (chip seal) to the roadway surface. At the RP 18.9 (Jocko River) bridge, the bridge end pavement will be milled and filled with new pavement. At the RP 29.3 (Rest Area Access Crossing) bridge, the existing bridge end pavement and subgrade will be removed and replaced with geotextile, special borrow subgrade, crushed aggregate, and new asphalt surfacing. In addition, the project will upgrade the pavement markings.

The purpose of the project is to extend the service life of the highway and take a cost effective action to preserve and maintain the existing highway.

The public can expect single-lane closures in the project area during working hours. More information regarding closures will be made available prior to the beginning of construction.

No property acquisition or utility relocations are anticipated for this project.

Construction is expected to begin in 2014, depending on availability of funding and completion of design.

For more information, please contact Missoula District Administrator Ed Toavs at (406) 523-5802 or Project Design Engineer Ben Nunnallee at (406) 523 5846. For the hearing impaired, the TTY number is (406) 444 7696 or 1-800-335-7592, or call the Montana Relay at 711. Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Missoula office at PO Box 7039, Missoula MT 59807-7039, or online at

Please note that your comments are for project UPN 8143000. Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request.

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