July 1, 1999
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Five area projects are included in the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP, recently released by the Montana Department of Transportation.
MDT is seeking public comment on these and other transportation improvements planned statewide.
The major transportation projects planned for this area include:
· 6 km E of Bonner-East, an 11 mile resurfacing project on MT-200.
· Clearwater Junction-North, a 13.1 mile resurfacing project on MT-83.
· Seeley Lake-South Safety, a 1.6 mile safety project on MT-83.
·Blackfoot River-East of Bonner, a bridge replacement project on MT-200.
·Swan Lake-North, a 4.7 mile resurfacing project on MT-83.
These projects are part of the transportation construction program described in the STIP, according to MDT Project Analysis Engineer Jeff Ebert.
The STIP represents the department's best estimate of when transportation projects will begin over the next three years, according to Ebert.
"Montana has greatly expanded its transportation program as a result of a sixty percent increase in federal transportation funding," Ebert said, adding that public comment is more important than ever. For a copy of the STIP or to comment call 1-800-714-7296, or write the Montana Dept. of Transportation, Transportation Improvement Program, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620-1001, or check the internet site at www.mdt.state.mt.us.