MDT Proposes a Feasibility Study Project on U.S. Highway 2 between Columbia Heights and Hungry Horse

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January 24, 2018
Montana Department of Transportation Proposes a Feasibility Study Project on U.S. Highway 2 between Columbia Heights and Hungry Horse

HUNGRY HORSE - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to evaluate roadway improvement options on U.S. Highway 2 (U.S. 2), between Columbia Heights and Hungry Horse in Flathead County. 

The project begins approximately 1.3 miles northeast of the junction with Secondary Highway 206 at reference post 139.8 and extends easterly for 1.7 miles through Bad Rock Canyon, ending 0.8 miles southwest of Hungry Horse at reference post 141.5.

Proposed work includes soil and land surveys as well as preliminary roadway design to generally determine feasible alignment and grade alternatives, and costs and impacts associated with each alternative. Additional project information may be gathered as necessary to determine the feasibility of options. 

The purpose of the project is to build upon previous planning-level efforts completed for this section of roadway and begin detailed design efforts to determine the feasibility and costs of various alignment options. The feasibility of the alignment options will be presented for comment to the project stakeholders prior to proceeding into final design.

MDT staff will contact all potentially affected landowners prior to performing survey work on their land.

For more information, please contact Missoula District Administrator Ed Toavs at (406) 523-5802 or Preconstruction Engineer Shane Stack at (406) 523-5830. Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Missoula office at P.O. Box 7039, Missoula, MT  59807-7039, or online at:

Please note that your comments are for project UPN 9159000. 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; (406) 444-9229; fax (406) 444-7243, or e-mail to Those using a TTY may call (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.

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