Public meeting to discuss Baker Corridor Planning Study

   The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration and in coordination with Fallon County and the City of Baker, is developing a corridor planning study that includes the City of Baker and surrounding vicinity.

   There will be a public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Baker at the Fallon County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall (3440 Montana 7) to discuss the corridor planning study. MDT has scheduled the meeting to present the recommended improvement options and request community feedback on the draft corridor planning study report.

  The study area includes U.S. Highway 12 from reference post 79 to reference post 88.1 and Montana Highway 7 from reference post 31.9 to reference post 37.6. The study area includes the City of Baker, the Baker Municipal Airport and a portion of BNSFRailway.

   The purpose of the study is to assess current and projected conditions in the Baker area and to develop a package of short- and long-term improvement options addressing the needs identified through the study process. The study will identify feasible improvement options to address safety, operations, and geometric concerns. Additionally, the study will analyze potential impacts of the improvements, identify constraint areas and gather public, resource agency and stakeholder input. This is a planning-level study and is not a design or construction project.

   Potential improvement options developed for the study include new roadway alignments to address the issue of freight traffic through the downtown area. Beginning October 7, the draft corridor study report may be viewed online at:

www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/baker/

   This meeting is open to the public and attendance is encouraged. MDT attempts to provide accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s participation in any department service, program, or activity. For reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact Jon Schick at (406) 532-2231 at least two days before the meeting.

   Comments may be submitted in writing at the meeting; by mail to Corrina Collins, MDTPlanning, POBox 201001, Helena, MT 59620-1001; by email to ccollins@mt.gov; or online at:

www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

   Please note that your comments are for the Baker Corridor Planning Study and submit by November 6, 2015.

   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 email 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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