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The Montana Department of Transportation is seeking comments on a proposal to recycle and preserve the existing asphalt on about 5 miles of U.S. Highway 12 west of Helena.

The project begins at Broadwater Hot Springs and extends west for 5 miles, ending near the base of MacDonald Pass.

Proposed work includes resurfacing the roadway with recycled asphalt and adding an asphalt layer to increase the overall durability of the highway. The new asphalt will be topped with a chip seal. Signing, striping, and guardrails will be replaced. The purpose of the project is to rejuvenate the existing asphalt to increase the life of the highway.

The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2019, depending on completion of all project development activities and availability of funding. No new right-of-way or utility relocations will be needed.

For more information, contact Great Falls Preconstruction Engineer Steve Prinzing at 454-5899 or Project Design Engineer R.J. Snyder at 444-6229.

Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Great Falls office at P.O. Box 1359, Great Falls, MT 59403-1359, or online at: mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml.

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