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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown
 
Release Date: 08/06/13
Contacts: Jonathan Moor (406) 538-1943    

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.

 (Click photo for full-size - CUTLINE Maiden Canyon Road 1) - Hank Rettinger, a Federal Highways Administration project engineer, inspects Maiden Canyon Road on Bureau of Land Management land in the Judith Mountains. Significant portions of roadway embankment were washed away and sediment was deposited throughout the stream channel. Recent high water flows have caused additional damage to the existing embankments.
 (Click photo for full-size - CUTLINE Maiden Canyon Road 2) Significant storm damage has occurred to portions of Maiden Canyon Road, on Bureau of Land Management land in the Judith Mountains.
 

(Click photo for full-size - CUTLINE Maiden Canyon Road 3) Significant storm damage has occurred to portions of Maiden Canyon Road, on Bureau of Land Management land in the Judith Mountains.

 (Click photo for full-size - CUTLINE Maiden Canyon Road 4) - Hank Rettinger, a Federal Highways Administration project engineer, inspects Maiden Canyon Road on Bureau of Land Management land in the Judith Mountains. Significant portions of roadway embankment were washed away.



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Last updated: 08-06-2013