Montana Department of Transportation

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Upcoming Projects

The Montana Department of Transportation does not currently maintain a specific long range plan for consultant utilization. As projects are nominated, internal staff analyzes the capability for MDT to complete the work internally, at which time the decision is made to design with internal MDT staff or to utilize a consultant firm.

Be sure to check out the Current RFQs and RFPs page to see current project/term contract solicitations.

The table below contains known projects/term contracts coming up that the MDT is planning to utilize external consultant services for at this time.

Table 1 - Known upcoming projects that will utilize external consultant services
Project / Term ContractGeneral Scope of ServicesProjected Date of Consultant Selection
Gold Creek Rest Area Study to evaluate options for the Gold Creek Rest Area facility. The study will evaluate two alternatives: a reduced services option (truck parking), and an abandonment option. The end result of the study will be a report that evaluates the need for continued reduced services at this location and summarizes the costs associated with those services. Additionally, the study will include an analysis of the costs associated with an abandonment option. 2017
Cultural Resources Term Contracts Term contracts for conducting cultural and archeological resource inventories for specific projects. The purpose of the resource inventories is the identification and evaluation of known or suspected cultural or archeological resource sites within the project's area of potential effect. Summer/Fall 2017
27th Street RR Crossing - Billings Detailed study to determine short and long term solutions for the existing at-grade railroad crossing on 27th Street in Billings. A high-level study was recently completed (2016 Montana Rail Grade Separation Study), identifying this location as being a high priority for MDT. Traffic analysis, structure expertise, Railroad coordination, and public engagement strategies will all be important qualifications for the selected firm to possess. At the completion of this study, the contract will likely end as MDT then considers the viability of proceeding forward with solutions. A different solicitation will be pursued for detailed design effort. The consultant selected for this study will not be precluded from further design services. Summer 2017
Mobridge Geotechnical Study Detailed study to determine factors contributing to slope failure on US 191 from RP 84.3 to 85.2, and to determine short and long term mitigation solutions. This will be a two-phase project; the first phase will be a study; if a viable solution is discovered, the contract will be amended to add detailed design services as a second phase. Development time is important for this study since there is continual maintenance effort required at this location due to the perpetual movement of the slope and resultant impact to the roadway. Summer 2017
Jct 250 – North Comprehensive design services for the reconstruction of Primary Route 32 (MT 13) from reference post 16.6 to 25.0. Project will include a new bridge and revisions to both the horizontal and vertical alignments. Survey (control, engineering, and cadastral) has been completed. The cadastral survey was completed by DOWL under the Department’s Survey Term Contract. This project is on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Summer 2017
Reserve – East Proposed capital improvement project on Secondary Highway 258 from reference post 0.0 to 11.4. Initial project analysis will be performed using the Other (OT) phase in order to evaluate viability of project scope, complete pre-NEPA activities, evaluate capital improvement options, identify the preferred improvement option, and to develop an accurate construction estimate. The selected consultant for the OT phase will be retained for full design services, depending on the viability of improvement options (if no viable options are identified, the PE phase will not be pursued). Firms will be evaluated and selected based on their qualifications to complete both the OT and PE phases. Summer 2017
Conley St Bridge – Deer Lodge Comprehensive design services for the replacement of the Clark Fork Bridge on Conley Ave in Deer Lodge. Project will include replacement of the structure on the existing alignment with minimal road work. Powell County has recommended replacement of this structure and there is a TSEP grant associated with the project. The selected consultant must have the ability to work with 2D hydraulic modeling. Consideration for bull trout and consultation with USFWS is also required. Summer 2017
R/W Design Term Contracts Term Contracts for Right-of-Way (R/W) design services, including R/W plan development. Acquisition and Appraisal services are not an element of these term contracts. Summer 2017
Bridge Load Rating Term Contracts Term Contracts for NBIS load rating services on an as-needed basis for bridges statewide. It is expected that the work will be in calendar years 2018-2020, as MDT’s current Bridge Load Rating Term Contracts expire in December 2017. Fall/Winter 2017