Highway Getting Wider Between Nashua, Fort Peck
Jim Orr / The Courier
The Department of Transportation is going about appraising and acquiring land along Highway 117 in preparation for widening the road next summer. Above: looking north a couple of miles south of Nashua.
Residents from Nashua to Fort Peck might have received a knock in the door recently. This is because workers from the state Department of Transportation are preparing for a project that's been in planning for nearly a decade – in their front yard.
Shane Mintz, administrator of the Glendive District of DOT, explained that the project is in the acquisition and appraisal stage. They are buying land from owners along the Highway 117 to help widen and straighten out the road next summer. The construction is part of a federal aid project expected to cost around $15 million.
The roadwork will s...
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