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By Andi Bourne

MDT Fined - Working on Long-term Solution


December 7, 2017

The bridge outlet and side swept material that entered the Murphy Creek channel. All that remains of the reinforced concrete box culvert on the top edge is rebar.

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fined Montana Department of Transportation for five of the six perennial stream crossings that were impacted by the 17-mile Montana Highway 83 resurfacing project this past summer. Jonathan Ferree, FWP Stream Protection Act Program Manager, said Best Management Practices used were "minimal or non-existent" allowing deconstruction and construction material to be swept into the stream channel. This is the first major violation MDT has received from FWP or any other regulatory agency in the past 10 years in this project area.

Highway 83 was a...

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