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Proposed Resurfacing Of MT 24 South Of Opheim

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to resurface about eight miles of Montana Highway 24 (MT 24), south of Opheim. The project begins 17 miles south of Opheim, and extends north, ending at the intersection with Ruffcorn Road and Gilbert Lane.

Proposed work includes cold-in-place recycling (CIR), applying a new overlay, and finishing with a seal and cover (chip seal), upgraded pavement markings, signage, and guardrail. CIR is when the existing asphalt surface is removed, mixed with a recycling agent, and placed on the roadway. A separate overlay with new plant mix will then be applied before the chip seal. The purpose of the project is to extend the life of the roadway, improve the driving surface, and reduce maintenance costs.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2027 depending on completion of design and availability of funds. No new right-of-way or utility relocations are anticipated.

Partnering with the community is an important part of properly planning for future projects.

MDT welcomes the public to provide ideas and comments on the proposed project. Comments may be submitted online at or in writing to Montana Department of Transportation, Glendive office, PO Box 890, Glendive, MT 59330-0890. Please note that comments are for project UPN 10228000.

The public is encouraged to contact Glendive District Preconstruction Engineer Jim Frank at 406-345-8214 or Project Design Engineer Joy Fleming at 406-345-8221 with questions or comments about the project.


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