U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 08/06/13|
Maiden Canyon Road Repairs to Begin
Maiden Canyon Road repairs to begin
(Lewistown, Mt.) -- Central Montana residents may see an increase in construction equipment traffic staring Aug. 5, as the Maiden Canyon Road repair construction project begins.
Due to a severe storm event in 2011, significant portions of the roadway surface and embankment were washed away by high water. Recently in May, heavy precipitation in the vicinity of the project site caused additional damage to the roadway.
Maiden Canyon Road is currently impassible to most vehicles and closed to public traffic at the Bureau of Land Management property boundaries.
Maiden Canyon Road is located approximately 22 miles northeast of Lewistown, Mt.
Major construction activities scheduled to be completed by the contractor, Montana Civil Contractors, will include: removal of sediment and stream channel reconstruction; rebuilding the original roadway embankment; replacing the roadway aggregate surface; placing rip rap slope protection along the stream bank; and installation of new culverts to facilitate drainage.
Erosion control and turf establishment activities are expected to continue into November.
Maiden Canyon Road will remain closed for the duration of the construction project.
For more information, contact Hank Rettinger, BLM Liaison and Federal Highways Administration project engineer, 920 NE Main St., Lewistown, Mt. 59457, email Henry.Rettinger@dot.gov, or (360) 852‐5780.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
|Last updated: 08-06-2013|
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