Montana Department of Transportation

Active Project

Rouse-Oak / Story Mill

For the week of May 1:

Crews continue work on road excavation, asphalt removal, manhole placement and storm drain installation on the first section of the Rouse-Oak to Story Mill Road project from Oak Street to Bond Street. Weather permitting, traffic will be switched over in the next week or two to allow work to take place on the east side of Rouse Ave.

Access for all businesses and residents adjacent to the project will be available and drivers are advised to plan additional travel time, expect delays and, when possible, use alternate routes.

The Cannery District entrance off of Rouse Avenue remains closed for the time being due to safety concerns as crews continue work in that area. However, the entrance off of Oak Street is open and available.

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Questions or concerns may be addressed to Steve Baeth at 406-388-6832. To sign up for weekly email updates on the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill project, please submit a request .

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There will be project meetings for the Rouse-Oak Project taking place every other Tuesday at 11am, at 1804 North Rouse.

The meetings will be open to the public and offer a chance to discuss progress with members from Knife River and MDT and get questions answered about the project.

The next 2 meetings will take place on Tuesday, May 9th and May 23rd.

Work Schedule:

Crews will work Monday through Friday from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For the duration of the Rouse-Oak to Story Mill Road Project, traffic may occasionally be reduced to one lane, which may create short delays, increased traffic, temporary loss of access and detours for adjacent residents and businesses. Drivers are advised to please plan additional travel time, please watch for flaggers and remember that fines do double in work zones.

Project Overview

Headed by general contractor, Knife River, work on the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is scheduled to restart on Tuesday, April 11, weather permitting.

Construction of this project began on November 16, with minor exploratory excavation and utility location and continued through mid December. The project then shut down for the winter and was scheduled to resume beginning to mid April.

The project will extend on Rouse Avenue from Oak Street north to Story Mill Road and includes multiple improvements, such as widening the road as well as adding a turning lane from Bond Street to Story Mill Road. There will also be the addition of new bike paths, sidewalks and landscaping. Additionally, Knife River will install a new storm drain system, water system, and sanitary sewer system as part of the project.

The overall goal of the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is to develop a roadway better suited to meet the needs of the Bozeman community. The anticipated completion date for the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is October 2017, weather permitting.

For the duration the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project, Knife River recommends using alternate routes and encourages drivers to plan additional travel time, especially from 7:00 am to 6pm, as there will be traffic delays during these times.