MDOT to begin projects June 1

   A highway improvement project east of Conrad on Secondary 218 – Sollid Road – is scheduled to begin around the week of June 1.
   In addition, an improvement project on Primary Route 21 – Midway Road – is also slated to start the week of June 1.
   On Sollid Road, the work involves cold milling, plant mix surfacing, seal and cover work and raising of the railroad tracks.
   Disruption to traffic should be minimal but traffic may have to be rerouted around the project when the railroad tracks are raised and paving begins.
   The majority of the work should be completed by September, according to Doug Wilmot, District Construction Engineer for the Montana Department of Transportation in Great Falls.
   Nelson, Inc., of Kalispell is doing the work on both projects.
   The Sollid Road project begins at the intersection of Main St., milepost 0.0 and extends east one half mile to milepost 0.5.
   Construction signing, flag persons and pilot cars if necessary will cover both of project areas.
   The work Route 21 (business route I-15) will involve grading, gravel surfacing, plant mix surfacing, drainage improvements, seal and cover work and raising of the railroad tracks.
   The project begins near the Midway Interchange at milepost 0.4 and extends northwest 3.2 miles to the Conrad city limits at 8th Ave. milepost 3.6.
   The road will be closed from milepost 0.6 (Brady Frontage Road) to milepost 3.2 (Pendroy Road/Front St.) for the grading and gravel operations.
   Traffic will be rerouted to use Exit 339 and residents on the project and customers of Busch Ag will need to use the Blazen Road for access.
   Wilmot asks that motorists use extreme caution when driving within the work areas.
   For more information, contact Mike Klette at 278-7078 or Wilmot in Great Falls at (406) 454-5910.