May 062014


A public meeting with the Montana Department of Transport has been set up for Wednesday 7th May at 6pm at the Pen Convention Center.


Since last month, road construction on I-90 in the Deer Lodge area has had a devastating effect on some of our local businesses and tourist attractions. Prior to this construction, the Powell County Chamber of Commerce, Old Montana Prison Museums, Grant-Kohrs Ranch and SouthWest Montana Tourism contacted the Montana Department of Transport requesting a local meeting be held to listen to ideas that we have in mitigating the effects of these projects. To date, no satisfactory response has been received, and no meeting has been scheduled by the MDT. At the very least, better signage on the approaches and off ramps into Deer Lodge would help.

If you and your business have been affected and you wish to register your ideas and request a local meeting , please contact the following people at these State departments:

MDT, Director – Mike Tooley – (406)-444-6201 –

MDT Butte District – Jeff Ebert – (406) 494-9625-

MDT Butte District Preconstruction – Dustin Rouse – (406) 494-9636 –

Office of Economic Development – Andy Shirtliff  – (406) 444-5472 –

Department of Commerce, Director – Meg O’Leary – (406) 841 2700 –




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