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State to hold meetings in Libby on highway projects

by Western News
| February 17, 2010 11:00 PM

The Montana Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23 to discuss planned improvements to sections of U.S. Highway 2 and Montana Highway 37 and will present information on road projects in the Libby area for this year.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m., at Libby City Hall.

MDT welcomes input on a request to re-stripe four miles of Highway 2 with the purpose of adding a two-way left-turn lane from Larch Street to Bowkers Street. The changes could result in the loss of on-street parking. The stretch is currently striped for four lanes.

On both Highway 2 and 37, MDT plans to repair sidewalk curb ramps and driveway approaches to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Details will be available about planned repairs and what effect businesses and landowners adjacent to the project can expect during construction.

MDT said construction is tentatively planned for this year, depending on completion of design and availability of funds. No property acquisition is anticipated although some utility relocation will be necessary for sidewalk repairs.

Comments on Highway Projects

Opinion, comments and concerns may be submitted in writing at the meeting, by mail to Wade Salyards, project manager, at MDT, P.O. Box 201001, Helena,  MT  59620-1001, or online at www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml . When submitting comments, MDT asks individuals to indicate that they are in reference to project CN 6897-6792-6798. The deadline to comment is March 15.

For those with disabilities who may need accommodations to participate in the Feb. 23 meeting, call Paul Grant at 406-444-9415 at least two days before the meeting. For the hearing impaired, the TTY number is 406-444-7696 or 1-800-335-7592, or call Montana Relay at 711.

Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request.