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Explosive growth, tourism weigh heavy on western Montana's aging roads 

Transportation officials say infrastructure needs outpacing available funds.

Growing populations and tourism in western Montana are straining aging roads, leaving state and local governments to fix problems or make improvements with limited funding, according to transportation officials.

While development-driven infrastructure upgrades are nothing new, the Montana Department of Transportation is trying to keep afloat amid "explosive" growth around Missoula and Kalispell, s...


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