Update September 30th, 2019: The Final Preliminary Engineering Report is available. Park County intends to utilize the report to implement future Capital Improvement Projects and to seek funding assistance.
Update August 5th, 2019: Work has been underway this spring and summer and the draft PER Document is available for review and comment. A open house public meeting will be held at the Shields Valley Senior Center August 8th, 2019 from 4:30-6:30. Please submit comments by Sunday, September 8th, 2019.
Update December 1st, 2018: Park County is currently awaiting project programming and agreements from FHWA-WFL.
Update 4/28/2017: FHWA contacted and informed the Project Partners (Park County & USFS) in late April that MT FLAP funds are available to start the project. Programing is anticipated to being in early May with project activities occuring over the summer.
The proposed planning project will include engineering studies, geotechnical analysis and corridor management planning for the rehabilitation of the 18.5-mile Shields River Road. Preliminary work will include scoping, right-of-way (ROW) evaluation, geotechnical investigation, utility analysis, environmental resource and permitting, scanning and evaluation of construction alternatives to rehabilitate the roadway through future Federal Lands Access Program proposals, other federal or state funding agency proposals.
Funding assistance for the project was obtained through the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP).
To view the appendices for the Shields River Road Planning Project please use this link: