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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lori Ryan, Public Information Officer (406) 444-6821 lryan@mt.gov Erosion Repair Proposed for US Highway 89 at Two-Medicine River BROWNING MONTANA (March 25, 2020) - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to repair the riverbank erosion adjacent to Highway 89 located 12 miles southwest of Browning in Glacier County on the Blackfeet Reservation. The project is located 1000 feet north of the Two Medicine River Bridge at milepost 102. Proposed work includes installing large angular rock (riprap) along the eroded bank, topsoil and seeding, and repairing damaged fence. The purpose of the project is to stabilize the riverbank and protect the roadway. Construction is tentatively planned for 2021 depending on completion of design and availability of funds. New right-of-way and relocation of utilities may be required. MDT staff will contact all potentially affected landowners prior to performing survey work on their land. Staff will again contact landowners prior to construction regarding property acquisition and temporary construction permits. Montana Department of Transportation welcomes the public to provide ideas and comments on the proposed project. Comments may be submitted online at https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.mdt.mt.gov%2fmdt%2fcomment_form.shtml&c=E,1,3jUzGeQPbrLGqhJPsrx3mYlBiflN98nY-6_S2-Wei5HFfOLcmo10MHRQOw3yD4vtgxlgDa6LSUQiirB-aIz1m3A-wqTsWer0rOGRJvWt963D302h&typo=1 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 9838000. The public is encouraged to contact Great Falls District Projects Engineer Christie McOmber or District Preconstruction Engineer Steve Prinzing at (406) 454 5880 for additional information. Alternative accessible formats of this document will be provided on request. Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at 711. ---------end------------ Project name: US-89 Erosion Rpr-Two Medicine Project ID: STPP 3-4(45)102 Control Number: 9838000 Lori K. Ryan PIO | Directors Office Montana Department of Transportation 2701 Prospect Avenue\P.O. Box 201001 Helena, MT. 59620-1001 406-444-6821 | lryan@mt.gov Follow Us: https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fmdt.mt.gov&c=E,1,FDUEFDkS9Bi2U8eZcHpYNg97WAVjhzg3hJUwb7_E7Uehi6ngEteZrkRheCzxbhhZ5pQxDc4omfspEuz1wK8lhJUITOVZflXWSI1pO_St6N2ONRuBGD1ENTINVCBb&typo=1