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The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to construct snow fences at nine locations near Browning, within the Blackfeet Nation. These locations have experienced historically significant snow drifting.

Specific locations include:

•U.S. Highway 2 near reference posts 213.3, 214.3, and 221.4 

•U.S. Highway 89 near reference posts 5.8, 8.3, 8.9, 106.7, and 107.4

•Secondary Highway 464 near reference post 18.8

Proposed work includes construction of snow fence. The purpose of the project is to mitigate roadway snow drifting and associated road closures.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2022 depending on completion of design and availability of funds. Landowner easements will be required. MDT staff or representatives will contact all affected landowners prior to doing survey work on their land. Staff or representatives will again contact landowners prior to construction regarding property easements and temporary construction permits.

For more information, please contact Great Falls District Engineering Services Supervisor Steve Prinzing at (406) 454-5899 or Project Design Engineer Terry Voeller at (406) 444 9457. Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Great Falls office at PO Box 1359, Great Falls, MT 59403-1359, or online at: www. mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml.

Please note that your comments are for project CN 9619000. Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request by contacting the Office of Civil Rights, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; 444-9229; fax 444-7243, or e-mail to aflesch@mt.gov. Those using a TTY may call (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.

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