Montana Department of Transportation

Bench Boulevard Project

Active Project - Bench Boulevard Project

Bench Boulevard - Hilltop to Pemberton

Construction Status

As of November 2, Knife River is pleased to announce that all major work on the Bench Boulevard reconstruction project is complete!

Construction crews began work on the 2-mile stretch of road from Hilltop Road to Pemberton Lane in March 2016. Throughout the final phase, crews made multiple improvements including widening the roadway to include a center turn lane. The project has new sidewalks and driveway approaches, LED street lights, and storm drain systems. Knife River made additional improvements to existing traffic signals, pedestrian push button crossing equipment and signage. Aesthetic improvements such as trees and landscaping were also added. Crews also added new safety measures to school zones, such as bulb-out corners at crosswalks and better on-street parking.

“We are pleased to be involved with this last phase of Bench Boulevard as well as past phases. When someone travels by foot, bike or car along any stretch between the Metra and the Highway 87/312 junction, we know they will enjoy the safer, more attractive roadway. None of this would be possible without the support and cooperation of the Heights community, which Knife River appreciates greatly. Thank You!” - Doug Teller, project manager.

For questions and information about the Bench Boulevard Project please call 406-281-2098 during business hours.

About Knife River

Knife River is one of the largest construction materials and contracting companies in the United States, a status they have achieved through the hard work of their 4,800 team members and the loyalty of their many customers. As part of their commitment to their employees and their customers, they adhere to Core Values of People, Safety, Quality and Environmental Compliance. Knife River is a Top 10 aggregate producer in the United States, and is one of only three companies on that list to be American-owned and operated. They are committed to their values and proud of their American heritage. For more information about Knife River, visit their website.