Work resumes on Montana Highway 55


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Workers stayed busy last summer on MT HWY 55.

The Montana Department of Transportation is resuming work on MT-55 near Whitehall. Crews will be at work installing shoulder and centerline rumble strips the week of May 20 that are part of a continuation of improvements on MT-55.

Rumble strip installation is part of MDT's Vision Zero initiative to reach zero fatalities and zero serious injuries on Montana's highways. Last summer MT-55 saw new alignment, roadway widening, and an updated bridge at Pipestone Creek.

"Rumble strips are an extremely effective means of reducing roadway departure crashes, said Bill Fogarty, MDT's Butte District...

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