Montana Department of Transportation

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Travel Conditions

Construction Report

November 26, 2014 at 08:22 AM

This report is available by telephone at 511 or 1-800-226-7623. For the hearing impaired, call the TTY number 1-800-335-7592.

For additional information call (406) 444-6372

TRAFFIC FINES DOUBLE in highway work zones. The law also sets fines and jail sentences for reckless endangerment of highway workers.

MINOR DELAYS (up to ten minutes) can be expected through these projects with anything over ten minutes being noted in the description. Watch for equipment, flaggers, and workers along the road. Expect reduced speed limits.


Active Construction Projects

I-15 - Mile Marker 120.7 to 121.1
Nissler Interchange Project on I-15/I-90.
Erosion control is in progress. This project is located at the Nissler Interchange where I-15 and I-90 merge.This project is tied with the Silicon Mtn Tech Park and Port Project which begins at the I-15 junction with German Gulch Road and extends 0.7 miles west. Erosion control work in progress on German Gulch Road. Traffic should be aware of increased truck traffic on German Gulch Road and Rick Jones Road.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.
I-15 - Mile Marker 121.6 to 124
Rocker Eastbound Climbing Lanes & Neversweat Bridge.
EXPECT: Seeding activities.
I-15 - Mile Marker 241.8 to 241.8
Gary Cooper Bridge - North of Craig.
Bridge rehab in progress in the southbound lanes. Loads wider than 24 feet will be accommodated between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM by calling Keith at 406-490-9210. This work will be complete by Thursday, November 27th. Work will then begin December 2nd on the structure at milepost 241.
EXPECT: Bridge activities; reduced speed of 35 MPH; single lane traffic.
I-90 - Mile Marker 51 to 55
Clark Fork River - Rehab East of Superior.
Bridge Rehabilitation will begin.
Stripe removal and pavement striping in progress.
EXPECT: Bridge activities; reduced speed of 55 MPH; single lane traffic.
I-90 - Mile Marker 298.8 to 300.2
East Belgrade Interchange - North.
Allow extra time if traveling to Yellowstone Int'l Airport. Access will be on the new Gallatin Field Road until airport access road work is complete. Emergency contacts: Knife River - Josh Walter (406) 209-7372. Montana Lines-Trevor Livesay (406) 590-1409.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; detour; reduced speed of 35 MPH; flaggers.
I-90 - Mile Marker 390.9 to 414.8
Beginning 1 mile west of Reed Point extending to 4 miles east of Columbus..
Contractor has completed a majority of the work for the winter. The Contractor will be completing striping Monday November 24, 2014. Some clean up activities may take place prior to Thursday November 27, 2014. Interstate will be open with no restrictions for holiday travel.
EXPECT: Striping activities.
I-94 - Mile Marker 83.7 to 87
EB and WB lanes from Colstrip Interchange going 3.3 miles west.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.
MT-1 - Mile Marker 1 to 1.5
PARK STREET RAILROAD CROSSING.
Park Street will be closed at the railroad crossing during the duration of the project. Detour will be in place as follows: Right on Adams Street to 4th Street. Left on 4th Street and continue on 4th Street to the junction of Park Street. Detour signs will be in place.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities; detour; road closure.
MT-200 - Mile Marker 51.3 to 70
Kleinschmidt Lake to Powell/Lewis & Clark County Line.
This is a multi-location project with routes and mileposts changing from week to week. This project is in conjunction with the Missoula Horizontal Curve Signing project.
EXPECT: Sign installation activities; reduced speed of 35 MPH; flaggers.
MT-200 - Mile Marker 55.9 to 56.9
Thompson River - East.
Work will continue on the new bridge through the winter with minimal impact to the traveling public.
EXPECT: Bridge activities.
MT-200 - Mile Marker 75.8 to 83.1
Beginning 3 miles east of Lincoln and continuing east 7.2 miles.
Shoulder work in progress.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; delays up to 15 minutes; reduced speed of 35 MPH; flaggers.
MT-287 - Mile Marker 32.2 to 33.7
Beginning North of Sheridan at MM 32.2 proceeding South through Sheridan to MM 33.7..
Grading and culvert installation should continue through the middle of November. Emergency contacts are: Kevin Allen, prime contractor (Helena sand and gravel) 360-6380. Keith Johnston, traffic control(mountain west holding company 490-9210.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; reduced speed of 35 MPH; single lane traffic; traffic controlled by signal lights.
MT-35 - Mile Marker 22 to 31
Swan River Bridge - South.
Miscellaneous ditch cleaning and shoulder work will continue this week.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities; reduced speed of 35 MPH; single lane traffic; flaggers.
MT-37 - Mile Marker 43.2 to 43.2
23 miles South of Eureka.
Work is scheduled to take place Monday, December 1st.
EXPECT: Guardrail activities; reduced speed of 35 MPH; single lane traffic; flaggers.
MT-66 - Mile Marker 16.6 to 22.4
Little Peoples Creek/MT 11-1.
EXPECT: Bridge activities; width restriction of 12 feet; detour; loose gravel; reduced speed of 35 MPH; gravel surface; road closure.
MT-78 - Mile Marker 26.8 to 29.8
South of Junction S-419 - Stillwater County.
Finishing the paving and miscellaneous activities Monday November 24, 2014 and Tuesday November 25, 2014. Expect single lane traffic at times, flaggers and pilot cars as well as short delays and reduced speed throughout the project. A detour is in place. Watch for equipment. This project will be shut down for winter on Wednesday November 26, 2014.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; delays up to 15 minutes; detour; loose gravel; reduced speed of 35 MPH; pilot cars; single lane traffic.
MT-80 - Mile Marker 43.1 to 48.7
Arrow Creek Slide Repair - 18 miles North of Stanford.
Construction will be shut down for the holiday beginning Wednesday November 26th through Sunday November 30th, at which time the width restriction (only) will be lifted. Then beginning Monday December 1st ALL restrictions listed will be back in place. There are 24-hour-per-day restrictions for over weight vehicles and loads wider than 12 feet. Contact: PM Kyle Dubbs 406-538-1322; for current conditions and ability to pass through this construction zone with widths larger than 12 feet, or for overweight loads. Or dial 538-1300 to page construction crew staff.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; width restriction of 12 feet; weight restriction; delays up to 15 minutes; loose gravel; reduced speed of 35 MPH; pilot cars; gravel surface; rough roadway surface; single lane traffic; single lane closures; traffic controlled by signal lights; flaggers; motorcycles consider another route.
S-203 - Mile Marker 9.8 to 11.9
Florence East.
Bridge work continues - Expect 45mph over the bridge throughout the winter.
EXPECT: Bridge activities; reduced speed of 45 MPH.
S-275 - Mile Marker 1 to 1
Main Street in Deer Lodge.
EPM Scott Cunningham (406)563-7261 or (406)490-0825
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.
S-300 - Mile Marker 1 to 1.2
Fish Creek Bridge - South of Ryegate.
Bridge is now open to all traffic, travelers should expect reduced speeds on the bridge until paving is complete.
EXPECT: Bridge activities; reduced speed of 35 MPH.
S-424/THREE MILE DRIVE - Mile Marker .5 to .9
US93 Alternate, West of KALISPELL, North of US-2.
Overpass construction at Three Mile Drive is underway. Work is taking place off of the roadway and is not affecting traffic at this time.
Project WEB Site: Kalispell Bypass
EXPECT: Bridge activities.
S-464 - Mile Marker 1.2 to 12.7
Duck Lake Road North of Browning.
EXPECT: Guardrail activities; flaggers.
S-500 - Mile Marker 25.4 to 25.6
Flatwillow Creek - 6 Miles South of Mosby.
Road is closed to all through traffic.
EXPECT: Bridge activities; road closure.
S-569 - Mile Marker 18.5 to 22
From the junction with MT-43 heading north on S-569 towards Anaconda.
Shoulder work. EPM Scott Cunningham (406) 563-7261
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.
US-191 - Mile Marker 0 to 7
From the Junction of MT 3 & US 191 near Harlowton going north seven miles.
A width restriction of 12 feet 6 inches will be in effect 24 hours per day 7 days a week. NOTE: width restriction is actually twelve feet SIX INCHES.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; width restriction of 12 feet; delays up to 15 minutes; reduced speed of 35 MPH; rough roadway surface; single lane traffic; single lane closures; flaggers; motorcycles consider another route.
US-191 - Mile Marker 41.4 to 66.1
Gallatin Canyon Turn Lanes.
Shoulder work no anticipated effect on traffic. EPM Gary Berg (406)556-4724 or (406)633-3838
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.
US-2 - Mile Marker 40.1 to 40.1
3 miles East of LIBBY.
Work is scheduled to take place Monday and Tuesday, December 1st and 2nd.
EXPECT: Guardrail activities; reduced speed of 35 MPH; single lane traffic; flaggers.
US-2 - Mile Marker 113.7 to 114.9
5 miles West of KALISPELL.
Miscellaneous shoulder work will take place starting Monday, December 1st, including guardrail, delineators, mail boxes, and signs without affecting traffic. Crews expect to move traffic onto the new bridge at the east end of the project on Monday, December 8th. The bridge at the west end is schedule for opening on Wednesday, December 17th.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; loose gravel; reduced speed of 35 MPH; rough roadway surface; flaggers.
US-2 - Mile Marker 204 to 208.9
West of East Glacier.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.
US-212 - Mile Marker 64 to 70.5
Red Lodge 8th Street to Robinson.
Broadway (HWY 212) is currently open and travel will be on a paved surface. HWY 78 (Brewery Hill) is open and traveling on a paved surface. Sidewalk and ADA ramp work continues throughout Red Lodge.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; reduced speed of 25 MPH.
US-287 - Mile Marker 89.1 to 94.6
South of Toston on US-12 and State Route 287.
Grading, topsoil, fencing,culvert installation. Topsoil will be salvaged this week from mm 93-92. Some embankment may also be placed during this week.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; loose gravel; reduced speed of 35 MPH; gravel surface; single lane traffic; single lane closures.
US-310 - Mile Marker 51.9 to 53.1
South of Laurel-Railroad Overpass.
Traffic is being routed onto the new NB bridge structure; speed has been reduced in the constuction zone.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; reduced speed of 35 MPH.
BILLINGS - MONTANA AVE - Mile Marker .2 to 4.3
Project is located in Billings on Montana Avenue and Laurel Road.
All major items have been completed. Working on punch list & clean up.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.

Completed Construction Projects

I-90 - Mile Marker 354.3 to 549.8 (Completed)
Ramps are located at 49 locations on I-90 between Springdale and Aberdeen and I-94 between Huntley and Sarpy Creek (M.P. 6.2 to 72.0) 8 locations are within the Crow Indian Reservation..
I-90 - Mile Marker 543.5 to 554.4 (Completed)
Approximately 11 miles south of Wyola continuing to north of Wyola. Project is located entirely within the Crow Indian Reservation.
I-94 - Mile Marker 46.7 to 67 (Completed)
Custer to Hysham.
MT-200 - Mile Marker 70.8 to 70.8 (Completed)
West of Plains.
S-300 - Mile Marker 1 to 1.2 (Completed)
Fish Creek Bridge - South of Ryegate.
Maintenance project is now being turned over to Construction for repairs.
S-314 - Mile Marker 6.8 to 17.5 (Completed)
Junction with S-566 continuing south east 10.8 miles.
S-366 - Mile Marker 0 to 28.6 (Completed)
LEDGER ROAD NORTHEAST OF CONRAD.
S-493 - Mile Marker 0 to .5 (Completed)
Culvert northwest of Baker.
S-6902 - Mile Marker .8 to 1 (Completed)
West Railroad Street in Laurel.
US-212 - Mile Marker 97 to 105 (Completed)
East and west of Boyes.
US-89 - Mile Marker 94.6 to 95 (Completed)
Warden Bridge - Great Falls.
US-93 - Mile Marker 44.3 to 44.7 (Completed)
US 93/Skalkaho Rd.

Inactive Construction Projects

I-15 - Mile Marker 54 to 64 (Inactive)
Barretts - Dillon.
Waiting for final striping.
I-15 - Mile Marker 130 to 133.7 (Inactive)
Butte to 3 miles north..
Project Inactive Until Spring Sam Weyers (406)728-8560 or (406)240-9207.Traffic control Steve Zetterburg(406)728-9370 or (406)241-7077.
I-15 - Mile Marker 133.7 to 142.4 (Inactive)
7-14 miles north of Butte (Elk Park).
Project Inactive Until Spring
I-15 - Mile Marker 301.4 to 309.2 (Inactive)
Power - North and South.
No work this week.
I-90 - Mile Marker 0 to 170.1 (Inactive)
I-90 Corridor from Lookout Pass to Garrison Junction.
Work is temporarily suspended.
I-90 - Mile Marker 5.9 to 7.1 (Inactive)
Taft Interchange East, approximately 7 miles east of the Montana - Idaho border.
Work is temporarily suspended
I-90 - Mile Marker 17 to 23 (Inactive)
Deborgia - Southeast.
Work has been temporarily suspended
I-90 - Mile Marker 42 to 49 (Inactive)
Superior.
Work is temporarily suspended.
I-90 - Mile Marker 74 to 85 (Inactive)
Alberton Interchange to Huson Interchange.
Work is temporarily suspended
I-90 - Mile Marker 105.7 to 110.3 (Inactive)
Missoula-Bonner.
Work is temporarily suspended
I-90 - Mile Marker 150 to 162 (Inactive)
DRUMMOND AREA.
Work is temporarily suspended.
I-90 - Mile Marker 162.6 to 170.1 (Inactive)
Gold Creek - East of Drummond.
Work is temporarily suspended
I-90 - Mile Marker 172.6 to 188.6 (Inactive)
Beck Hill to Deer Lodge and Garrison to Beck Hill.
Project will be in winter shut down until next summer following striping.
I-90 - Mile Marker 492.5 to 502.9 (Inactive)
Toluca to Hardin West.
Winter shut down.
I-90 - Mile Marker 509.6 to 509.6 (Inactive)
Project is located in Big Horn County at Crow Agency.
Work temporarily suspended.
I-94 - Mile Marker 80 to 249 (Inactive)
East and West of Glendive on the interstate.
I-94 - Mile Marker 98.6 to 98.6 (Inactive)
MCS Scale Site.
Work is temporarily suspended
I-94 - Mile Marker 163.4 to 169.7 (Inactive)
Praire county line east.
I-94 - Mile Marker 169.8 to 178 (Inactive)
Terry east and west.
I-94/OLD HIGHWAY 10 - Mile Marker 182 to 182 (Inactive)
3 miles southwest of Fallon.
Work is temporarily suspended.
I-94 - Mile Marker 223.8 to 231.4 (Inactive)
Hodges Interchange - west.
Work is temporarily suspended
MT-1 - Mile Marker 38.5 to 48.2 (Inactive)
Philipsburg Maxville.
Work is temporarily suspended
MT-1 - Mile Marker 48.2 to 63.9 (Inactive)
Drummond - South.
Work is temporarily suspended.
MT-141 - Mile Marker 11.8 to 19.5 (Inactive)
North of Avon.
No work this week.
MT-141 - Mile Marker 11.8 to 19.5 (Inactive)
1 mile north of Avon to 8 miles south.
No work this week.
MT-141 - Mile Marker 24.3 to 24.6 (Inactive)
SE of Helmville.
Work will resume April 2015.
MT-16 - Mile Marker 0 to 1.1 (Inactive)
In Culbertson.
Work is temporarily suspended
MT-16 - Mile Marker 64.2 to 73.8 (Inactive)
North of Froid.
Work is temporarily suspended
MT-200 - Mile Marker 0 to 51.3 (Inactive)
SF 109 - MISSOULA HORIZONTAL CURVE SIGNING.
This is a multi location project, the routes and mile markers will change from week to week.
The end mile post for MT 200 is actually 70.0
MT-200/FRONTAGE ROAD - Mile Marker .6 to .6 (Inactive)
West of BONNER.
Work is temporarily suspended
MT-200 - Mile Marker 46 to 99 (Inactive)
PERMA - East and West.
MT-200 - Mile Marker 50.1 to 59.9 (Inactive)
Lambert-east.
Work is temporarily suspended
MT-200 - Mile Marker 254.7 to 254.8 (Inactive)
13 miles west of Brockway.
Work is temporarily suspended
MT-200 - Mile Marker 279.7 to 279.7 (Inactive)
MCS Scale Sites.
Work is temporarily suspended
MT-200S - Mile Marker 257.7 to 257.8 (Inactive)
13 miles west of Brockway.
MT-23 - Mile Marker 0 to 2.8 (Inactive)
JCT MT-16 Continuing 2.8 miles East.
MT-28 - Mile Marker 3 to 5 (Inactive)
EAST OF PLAINS.
Work is temporarily suspended
MT-35 - Mile Marker 10 to 10 (Inactive)
10 miles Northeast of POLSON.
Work suspended until Striping is scheduled
MT-35 - Mile Marker 14.5 to 15.1 (Inactive)
North of POLSON, South of Yellow Bay.
Pending final acceptance.
MT-66 - Mile Marker 5 to 10 (Inactive)
5 miles north of DY Junction at US 191 & MT 66.
Work is temporarily suspended
MT-86 - Mile Marker 23.9 to 30.9 (Inactive)
Near Sedan.
Inactive until fianl sweeping and striping.
S-213 - Mile Marker 1 to 7.4 (Inactive)
North of Cut Bank.
Work is temporarily suspended
S-225 - Mile Marker .1 to 11 (Inactive)
Bootlegger Trail - 2 Miles North of Great Falls.
Chip seal and final paint application will take place Spring 2015
S-232 - Mile Marker 2.9 to 4.1 (Inactive)
North of Havre.
S-238 - Mile Marker 68.5 to 68.7 (Inactive)
Ryegate Sidewalks.
Project is inactive pending final walk through.
S-269 - Mile Marker 3.5 to 3.8 (Inactive)
South of Corvallis.
Work is temporarily suspended
S-269 - Mile Marker 8.5 to 12.2 (Inactive)
Tucker Crossing N & S.
Work is temporarily suspended
S-288 - Mile Marker 5.4 to 5.4 (Inactive)
5.4 miles south of the Manhattan/I-90 interchange - Churchill Road.
Work is temporarily suspended. When work continues: All work will be off of the roadway-no impediment to traffic.
S-357 - Mile Marker 0 to 4.8 (Inactive)
Alder to 5 miles south.
Inactive until final striping
S-451 - Mile Marker 33.3 to 33.3 (Inactive)
3 miles south of Wyola.
Work temporarily suspended.
S-508/YAAK RIVER ROAD - Mile Marker 18.8 to 19.3 (Inactive)
10 miles South of YAAK.
Work is temporarily suspended
S-532 - Mile Marker 8.1 to 9.3 (Inactive)
North of Laurel (Lipp Road).
Winter shut down.
S-569 - Mile Marker 14 to 18.5 (Inactive)
3.6 miles from the junction with MT-43 and extends north 4.1 miles to mm 18.5.
Project is inactive at this time.
US-12 - Mile Marker 71.7 to 77.1 (Inactive)
Checkerboard Martinsdale East.
Project is inactive at this time.
US-12 - Mile Marker 77.2 to 82.6 (Inactive)
Baker to 6 miles west of Baker.
Work is temporarily suspended
US-191 - Mile Marker 0 to 8 (Inactive)
North of Big Timber.
Working on punch list items. Chip seal to be completed next year.
US-191 - Mile Marker 33.4 to 37.9 (Inactive)
Lebo Creek North & South - South of Harlowton, MT.
Possible punch list items, but project is now INACTIVE.
US-191 - Mile Marker 83.4 to 94.4 (Inactive)
Missouri River North and South.
Project is now inactive, waiting on some clean up.
US-2 - Mile Marker 37.9 to 44.8 (Inactive)
2 miles East of LIBBY.
Work is temporarily suspended
US-2/SWAMP CREEK - EAST - Mile Marker 48.8 to 53.6 (Inactive)
16 miles East of LIBBY.
Seeding operations will take place in Spring 2015.
US-2 - Mile Marker 118 to 118 (Inactive)
1 mile West of KALISPELL.
Temporarily inactive.
US-2/IDAHO STREET/LASALLE ROAD - Mile Marker 121.7 to 123.4 (Inactive)
KALISPELL to EVERGREEN.
Project is in winter shut down status until Spring 2015.
US-2 - Mile Marker 246.8 to 254.8 (Inactive)
West of Cut Bank.
Work is temporarily suspended
US-2 - Mile Marker 384 to 386.6 (Inactive)
Havre to Approx 2.5 Miles East.
US-2 - Mile Marker 393 to 403.3 (Inactive)
East of Havre.
Projective is inactive until spring 2015
US-287 - Mile Marker 60.6 to 62 (Inactive)
Intersection of US-287 with Broadwater County Roads Filson and Quarter Circle.
This project is inactive until seal and cover work in 2015.
US-87 - Mile Marker 30 to 31 (Inactive)
Carter North Turn Lanes.
Work is temporarily suspended
US-93 - Mile Marker 17.8 to 20.9 (Inactive)
Guardrail South of Hamilton.
Work is temporarily suspended
US-93 - Mile Marker 18.9 to 36.8 (Inactive)
Ravalli N & S.
Final epoxy striping
US-93 - Mile Marker 110 to 110 (Inactive)
Jct with Cemetery Road, South of KALISPELL.
Work has been suspended until flasher installation is scheduled.
US-93/2ND STREET W - Mile Marker 128.5 to 129.7 (Inactive)
West of WHITEFISH, from Karrow to Mountainside.
Project is in winter shut down until Spring 2015.