Bench Boulevard in Billings is being reconstructed in two phases. Phase I, the Hilltop Road intersection rebuild begins June 3, 2013 with work continuing through the summer of 2013. In this phase, Bench Boulevard will be widened to three lanes including a center turn lane. A roundabout will be constructed at Hilltop and Bench Boulevard to facilitate better traffic flow. The proposed street improvements include curb and gutter, continuous sidewalk on both sides, intermittent lighting, low-level landscaping, and intermittent on-street parking (north of Hilltop Road).
Knife River Corporation and the Montana Department of Transportation are committed to minimizing inconvenience to local residents and businesses during construction of this important upgrade to community roads. Construction advisories and updates will be announced whenever work will affect traffic patterns. Questions may be directed to 406-281-2098 during business hours.
Phase II will be constructed later and will involve reconstruction of the Hwy 312/Hwy 87 intersection.