It’s that time of year again. Landowners who wish to sign up for Flathead County’s gravel road dust control cost-share program can do so until March 21 . . .
Flathead County residents who own property along a county-maintained gravel road can participate in a cost-share program to have dust control on roads near their land. Letters have been sent to people who have participated in the program in past years to determine if they again want to participate. Newcomers also may sign up, county Public Works Director Dave Prunty said.
People can download an application form from the county website, http://flathead.mt.gov/roads_bridges, under the “downloads” section, under the “forms” folder.
Call the road department office at 758-5790 or stop by the office at 1249 Willow Glen Drive in Kalispell for more information.
Applications are due at 4 p.m. March 21 in the road department.
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As expected, there won’t be any money for dust abatement on the North Fork Road this year.
The Hungry Horse News has the story.
While the North Fork Road rests under its winter pavement, Flathead County is making plans for improvements . . .
Flathead County plans to vie for money from a restructured federal highway program to make improvements to Blacktail and North Fork roads.
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act — MAP-21 — that was signed into law in July will fund surface transportation programs at more than $105 billion for fiscal years 2013 and 2014. Montana’s slice of the federal pie will be $50 million over the two years.
Blacktail Road in Lakeside, the road leading to Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, is a prime contender…
A second proposed project is conducting an engineering analysis and making improvements to the stretch of the North Fork Road north of Polebridge in the Wurtz Slump area…
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Well, we can’t go too many weeks without talking about the darn road. So, here’s the latest, courtesy of the Daily Inter Lake. The item of most direct interest to North Forkers is that the county will probably start taking applications for this summer’s dust control cost-share program in February . . .
The work plan that classifies and prioritizes Flathead County road projects will be updated in the next few months, following Thursday action by the county commissioners.
County Public Works Director Dave Prunty asked commissioners to approve a $7,900 expenditure to Peccia and Associates to update that plan, which they prepared about two years ago. The document identifies which roads will be maintained and which roads will be improved each year.
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