MDT announce start for construction around Salmon Lake


March 30, 2023

Asa Thomas Metcalfe

A damaged concrete and chain-link barrier which lines a slope along a portion Highway 83 and keeps rocks from rolling onto the road by Salmon Lake.

The Montana Department of Transportation hosted an open house for public comment and questions about the upcoming Highway 83 construction at Salmon Lake.

Engineers for MDT and Kiewit were present to explain what work is planned for the two-lane route that snakes along the hill ridge next to the lake. The proposed work is only a small part of a large plan to renovate major roads in the area, and because of a prolonged winter it's already facing probable delays.

"We hope to get in there [at the] beginning of April," said Matt Straub, MDT's Engineering Project Manager. "Currently, with the amo...

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