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Meeting scheduled on Burnt Fork Road project

The Ravalli County Road & Bridge Department will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m. to provide information and project schedules and address any questions concerning the improvement project on Middle Burnt Fork Road.
After several years of development, and great patience and anticipation by area residents and adjacent property owners, the Middle Burnt Fork Road Rehabilitation Project is closing in on reality. On June 2, the Board of County Commissioners awarded a contract to Knife River Missoula to construct the final aspects of the project, at an estimated cost of $500,000. The WGM Group of Missoula designed the improvements and will provide for contract administration and construction inspection. The Ravalli County Road & Bridge Department has been working on widening the old roadway and improving drainage systems, work that will continue over the next two weeks.
The Middle Burnt Fork Road project, along with improvements to the municipal water system, is a cooperative effort between Ravalli County, adjacent property owners and the Town of Stevensville. The project will result in improvements between State Route 269 and South Burnt Fork Road. The contracted work, scheduled to begin July 6, will include stabilization of the roadway structure through a process called Full Depth Reclamation and the placement of a new asphalt pavement. The finished product will include twelve-foot driving lanes and two-foot aggregate shoulders. A widened paved shoulder between College Street and Logan Lane will provide for a future pathway for non-motorized traffic. New pavement markings and traffic control signs will also be installed.
The public meeting will be held Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m. at the site of the Twins Creeks development on the south side of Middle Burnt Fork Road, east of Cimarron Lane. All are welcome to attend and participate.
For further information on this project, contact the Road & Bridge Department at 244 Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton or at 363-2733.

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