The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Improved road base to save Jefferson County future maintenance issues


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MDOT has been working on the Whitetail Road Project.

The Montana Department of Transportation is making improvements on 10.3 miles of Whitetail Road (S-399) that have caused maintenance issues for years in Jefferson County.

"There are sections of Whitetail Road that have historically been problem areas for Jefferson County," said MDT Engineering Project Manager Shane Watson. "Moisture-sensitive soils consisting mostly of silt and clay make the road difficult to maintain. Moisture from rain and snow causes the soil and the road to deteriorate quickly."

Jefferson County identified Whitetail Road as a high priority roadway. Every year, the co...

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