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Flood mitigation project on Hay Coulee Road in Liberty County proposed


November 6, 2019

Press release

The Montana Department of Transportation has announced, and invited the public to  comment on, a proposal to rebuild about 0.4 miles of Hay Coulee Road, also known as 4700 Road South, about 15 miles southeast of Chester in Liberty County. 

The project begins at the west edge of the coulee at approximate reference post 3.8 and extends east for 0.4 miles ending near the east edge of the coulee at approximate reference post 4.2.

Proposed work includes adding drainage culverts and armoring of the roadway and roadside slopes.  The purpose of the project is to improve drainage and to armor the roadway to prevent future damage from flooding. This section of roadway has washed out multiple times and most recently in the spring of 2018.

The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2020, depending on completion of all project development activities and availability of funding. The project is funded with Federal Highway Administration funds and State matching funds. Right-of-way acquisition is anticipated.

No utility impacts are anticipated.

An important part of properly planning for future projects is partnering with the community. Montana Department of Transportation welcomes the public to provide ideas and comments on the proposed project. Comments may be submitted online at http://www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml or in writing to Montana Department of Transportation, Great Falls office at PO Box 1359, Great Falls, MT  59403-1359. Please note that comments are for project CN 9744000.

The public is encouraged to contact Great Falls District Administrator Doug Wilmot at 406-454-5887 or Project Design Engineer Dave Holien at 406-444‑6118.

Alternative accessible formats of this document will be provided on request. Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-9229. Those using a TTY may call 1(800)335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.


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