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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lori Ryan, Public Information Officer, (406) 444-6821, email: lryan@mt.gov Proposed Resurfacing Project on Montana 43 north of Wisdom WISDOM, Montana (September 15, 2020) - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to resurface approximately 16.1 miles of Highway 43, north of Wisdom The project begins at the junction with Secondary 278 in Wisdom, at reference post 26.2 and extends north 16.1 miles ending north of the Big Hole River bridge at reference post 42.3. Proposed work includes milling the existing surface, applying a new overlay, and finishing with a seal and cover (chip seal), upgraded signing and pavement markings. The purpose of the project is to extend the service life of the roadway, provide additional skid resistance, and take a cost-effective action to preserve and maintain the existing roadway. The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2021, depending on completion of all project development activities and availability of funding. No new Right-of-Way or utility relocations will be needed. An important part of properly planning for future projects is partnering with the community. The Montana Department of Transportation welcomes the public to provide ideas and comments on the proposed project. Comments may be submitted online at https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.mdt.mt.gov%2fmdt%2fcomment_forms.shtml&c=E,1,FpqvnrKST9wr1RB5r81cRCsL8BXkxvzXiwcVXZgQ_6V99GlxvMQeQF5aOyMucHxdNdJXZXUm2JkqQE9sWmud-yQn4n31TfaXYiQYvWgoN0BTZQ,,&typo=1 or in writing to Montana Department of Transportation, Butte office at PO Box 3068, Butte, MT 59702-3068. Please note that comments are for project UPN 9738000. The public is encouraged to contact Butte District Administrator William Fogarty at (406) 494-9635 or Project Design Manager Joe Walsh at (406) 494 9622. Alternative accessible formats of this document will be provided on request. Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at 711. ---------end------------ Project name: Wisdom - North Project ID: STPP 46-2(17)27 Control Number: 9737000 Lori K. Ryan PIO | Directors Office Montana Department of Transportation 2701 Prospect Avenue\P.O. Box 201001 Helena, MT. 59620-1001 406-444-6821 | lryan@mt.gov Follow Us: https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fmdt.mt.gov&c=E,1,Gbdzg2OS9OKP5NZOAWJemPfmlFATz9mMb_hC93286RHblsV7_T_tdnTlk9j7IN7EOeOtfnNgIVC1-9PK1QO9U7Iqava6do7bFi5h_vyfmuHBv5JpkIEgzY-7iKE,&typo=1