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Pavement Possible For Blacktail Mountain Road

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LAKESIDE -

Although a little more than a mile is paved, most of the fourteen-mile Blacktail Mountain Road is not, but that could change.

The general manager of the Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, Steve Spencer, says it all depends on an environmental assessment and getting the funding.

The Forest Service says it would take upwards of $9 million of federal highway funds to lay down the asphalt.

Although it's not noticeable in the winter, Spencer says paving the whole road could mean an economic boon come summer.

"It would also allow us to do more special events," explained Spencer, "Already we do weddings, but we really don't advertise for them, but if the road was paved we probably would."

The environmental assessment will take place this summer. If everything falls into place, more pavement could come the following summer.

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