The Montana Department of Transportation does not currently maintain a specific long range plan for consultant utilization. As projects are nominated, internal staff analyzes the capability for MDT to complete the work internally, at which time the decision is made to design with internal MDT staff or to utilize a consultant firm.

Be sure to check out the Current RFQs and RFPs page to see current project/term contract solicitations.

The table below contains known projects/term contracts coming up that the MDT is planning to utilize external consultant services for at this time.

Table 1 - Known upcoming projects that will utilize external consultant services
Project / Term ContractGeneral Scope of ServicesProjected Date of Consultant Selection
Traffic Safety Term Contracts Term Contracts for providing Safety Engineering services on an as-needed basis. Services will likely include updating both MDT’s existing safety performance functions and levels of service of safety, safety analyses, intersection analyses focused primarily on safety and secondarily on operations, crash analyses, and road safety audits. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 4 consultants for individual 3-year, $200,000 term contracts. Fall 2022
Natural Resources Evaluations & Studies Term Contracts Term Contracts for statewide services for environmental evaluations, scientific field surveys, studies, and preparation of reports. Examples include Biological Resources Reports, Biological Assessments for threatened and endangered species, plant surveys, wetland delineations and assessments, stream morphology assessments, preparation of permit applications, and other activities related to the natural environment. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 4 consultants for individual 3-year, $155,000 term contracts.
*Note: These Term Contracts will be procured through MDT Purchasing.
Fall 2022
Main Street - Belgrade This project is in the City of Belgrade on Main Street (U-605) from the junction with Jackrabbit Lane (U-606) to the junction with Bolinger Road (L-16-231). The proposed scope of work includes road reconstruction with expansion to three lanes, adding curb, gutter, sidewalk, culvert upgrades, ADA accommodations, and street lighting. Fall 2022
I-90 VMS - St Regis to Idaho This project is for the design and installation of variable speed limit signs and associated electrical connection infrastructure. This comes from the recommendations made in the 2016 I-90 Variable Speed Limit Feasibility Study. Fall / Winter 2022
US 191/MT-64 Feasibility Study This study is to evaluate improvement options on US-191/MT-64 between Four Corners and Big Sky. The study will analyze existing and future conditions and will include engagement activities (with the public and stakeholders) to determine feasible solutions to address short-term, mid-term and long-term needs. This evaluation will consider traffic patterns (current and future), operational issues, safety considerations, previous studies, land ownership and usage patterns, bridge alternatives, environmental considerations, right-of-way and utility issues, geometrics and/or any other factors necessary to determine a preferred set of improvement alternatives along this corridor. The end result of this effort will include a set of project recommendations that outlines preferred alternatives and the costs (and funding sources) associated with those alternatives. Fall / Winter 2022
Crow Creek 10M SW Ronan Full Bridge Replacement (MDT#3279 - Moiese Valley Road / Crow Creek) December 2022 / January 2023