The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public of the final phase of the Rockvale - Laurel project.
The Rockvale - Laurel (NB Lanes) project will add approximately 6.6 mi. of two-lane highway to the newly constructed U.S. Highway 212. This project will complete the full four-lane roadway from reference post 42.1 near Rockvale in Carbon County and continuing northeast to reference post 52.7 just south of Laurel in Yellowstone County.
The purpose of the proposed project is to accommodate growing traffic volumes, resolve safety conflicts between the highway's dual purpose of transporting regional tourist and truck traffic and transporting local traffic, and provide access for local roadways and land use.
The project is the final phase of the overall project presented in the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Rockvale to Laurel, completed in September 2009. The public may access the completed environmental documents under the heading “Rockvale to Laurel” at mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/eis_ea_finalized.shtml
All earthwork, irrigation, utility relocation and right-of-way work for this project has been completed in earlier phases. This phase of the project is tentatively scheduled for construction beyond 2019, depending on completion of all project development activities and availability of funding.
For more information, visit mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/rockvale/.
Members of the public may also contact Stefan Streeter, MDT Billings District administrator at 888/863-8465; Jacquelyn Smith, MDT consultant project engineer at 406/444-7694; or John Shoff, DOWL project manager at 406/656-6399. Written comments may be submitted through the above website or mailed to the Montana Department of Transportation Billings office at P.O. Box 20437, Billings, MT 59104-0437.
Please note that your comments are for project UPN 4070003 Rockvale - Laurel (NB Lanes). 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 e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those using a TTY may call 800/335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.