U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
|Release Date: 10/24/13|
Maiden Canyon Road repairs completed ahead of schedule, road reopens
(LEWISTOWN, Mt.) - The Maiden Canyon Road repair construction project was completed Oct. 18, ahead of schedule. The road is now open to the public.
Due to a severe storm in 2011, significant portions of the roadway surface and embankment were washed away by high water. In May, heavy precipitation in the vicinity of the project site caused additional damage to the roadway.
After the damage, Maiden Canyon Road was impassible to most vehicles and closed to public traffic at the Bureau of Land Management property boundaries.
Repairs began Aug. 5.
Maiden Canyon Road is located approximately 22 miles northeast of Lewistown, Mont. It allows travelers access to significant tracts of BLM lands in the heart of the Judith Mountains.
“The Maiden Canyon Road is a popular local road that offers a loop route to residents and visitors. We were very pleased to receive the Department of Transportation Western Federal Lands Highway Division’s support to repair the road,” said BLM Central Montana District Manager Stan Benes.
Major construction activities completed by the contractor, Montana Civil Contractors, included: 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.
Some erosion control and turf establishment activities by BLM personnel are expected to continue into November.
For more information, contact Carl Patten, the BLM Central Montana District civil engineer, 920 NE Main St., Lewistown, Mt. 59457, email@example.com, or (406) 538‐1937.
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.
Lewistown Field Office Bureau of Land Management 920 NE Main Street Lewistown, MT 59457
|Last updated: 10-24-2013|
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