Montana Department of Transportation

Active Project

Rouse-Oak / Story Mill

For the week of March 27:

Knife River invites the public to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the restart of the Rouse-Oak/ Story Mill Bozeman reconstruction. The public meeting will be held at Homewood Suites located at 1023 Baxter Lane in Bozeman.

The project work will begin on April 5, weather permitting. Work in April will include closures on North Rouse Avenue. Drivers are advised to plan for delays and, when possible, use alternate routes. Replacement of railroad crossings on North Rouse Avenue will be take place on April 11 and 12. During this work, North Rouse Avenue will be closed to through traffic. Through traffic is advised to use alternate routes and is encouraged to plan additional travel time.

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.

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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 public meetings for the Rouse-Oak Project taking place every other week after the work begins.
The meetings will allow members of the public a chance to discuss progress with members from Knife River and MDT and get questions answered about the project. The time and location of the meetings has yet to be announced.

Project Overview

Headed by general contractor, Knife River, work on the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is scheduled to restart on Wednesday, April 5, 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 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.