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MDOT hosts meeting Wednesday on Ninepipes corridor

| January 7, 2023 12:00 AM

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will host an in-person open house from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the banquet room at Ninepipes Lodge to share the findings of a study of the U.S. Highway 93 Ninepipe corridor. The study evaluates the feasibility of improvements to the 4.5-mile Ninepipe segment, which extends from Gunlock Road to Brooke Lane near the Ninepipe and Kicking Horse Reservoirs.

Environmental documentation, completed in 2008, identified a preferred alternative and determined it would improve traffic flow and safety for vehicles and pedestrians while minimizing impacts to natural resources. The current feasibility study evaluated the benefits, impacts, challenges, costs, and overall feasibility associated with the preferred alternative and two modified concepts that were developed based on current information for the corridor.

The study is a collaborative process between MDT, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), resource agencies, stakeholders, and the public.

At the open house meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to view exhibits, speak with study representatives, ask questions, and provide comments.

Additionally, MDT is hosting a virtual informational event on Thursday, Jan. 12, from noon-1 p.m. which will include an overview of the same information provided at the in-person event.

To attend the virtual event, registration is required at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.mdt.mt.gov_pubinvolve_us93ninepipe_&d=DwIFAw&c=V6RwJ6H35feIEOPTfw4cSA&r=Pw4oadkqZpD37veZFUUX-hoN8mGTwCftfKZ3mgZ8V8g&m=YbR-4g96L9kvtSPiSnNBp0ek5ZJFEArSWHkYDZbeNKhBNC4VMqvynGKy-OwrBzk6&s=A16fBUeyebU4blx40M3jDmsemfc9xgQtgC8or8yoOuA&e= .

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