Hey, ya know those big piles of dirt you see when you travel… What are they for? Why a dirt hill that leads to literally nowhere.
As new projects take off across the state over the last several years have sparked an increase in questions about specific aspects of these large construction projects. MDT has developed an educational safety video on one aspect of these bridge and highway projects that is regularly asked about – surcharging.
Surcharging is a relatively inexpensive process that helps stabilize the ground below a designated road, ensuring the new roadway will be able to handle the expected load. Their goal is to help Montanans embrace this process. It is there to help create a safe roadway while saving thousands of dollars in the process.