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
N of Augusta – N Comprehensive design services for improvements to US 287 from RP 47.0 to 56.0. The project will address poor geometrics, substandard pavement conditions, roadway width and other deficiencies to improve roadway performance and safety.

The consultant will be required to provide all services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) roadway design; traffic analysis and engineering; geotechnical investigation, analysis, and design; survey (control survey and a photogrammetry survey is complete); environmental evaluation and permitting; hydraulics analysis and design; and public involvement, including local agency and other stakeholder coordination. MDT anticipates performing R/W design and acquisition services internally; however the Consultant must possess the qualifications to perform these services if needed.

Additional Information:
Preliminary Field Review Report
Location Map
Location Hydraulic Study Report
Biological Resources Report and Preliminary Biological Assessment
Stockpass Study
Fall 2021
Survey Term Contracts Term Contracts for performing various types of surveys, including geodetic control, project control, photo control, cadastral/land/property, retracement, engineering, hydraulic/hydrographic, topographic, quality control (e.g. verification of aerial and/or DTM mapping, etc.), and construction. Different than past practices, these term contracts will be statewide, rather than by specific district. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 6 consultants for individual 3-year, $50,000 term contracts. Winter 2021/22
I-90 EB Scale Site - Ramsay Comprehensive design services for a Motor Carrier Services scale site on I-90 Eastbound between RP 212.5 and 214.5. The consultant will be required to provide all services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) site design; facilities analysis and design; traffic analysis and engineering; geotechnical investigation, analysis, and design; survey; environmental evaluation and permitting; hydraulics analysis and design; public involvement, including local agency and other stakeholder coordination; R/W design; and potentially R/W acquisition.

Additional Information:
Initial Site Selection Analysis Report:
Additional public meeting comments:
Winter 2021/22
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. Spring/Summer 2022
Natural Resources Design Term Contracts Term Contracts for consultants to perform statewide services for engineering and design services for the purposes of developing mitigation projects. Services will generally include: natural resource mitigation design plans, wetland and stream design services and related engineering and design services such as hydraulic analysis & design, geotechnical studies and well installations/abandonments, topographic survey, and water right review and application. At this time, MDT anticipates selecting 2 consultants for individual 3-year, $75,000 term contracts. Fall/Winter 2021
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/Winter 2021
Kalispell-Whitefish Access Development of an access management plan to be used as a guiding document for future approach requests. The project location is in Flathead County on Hwy 93 from RP 115.8 to RP 125.5. Local government involvement is necessary along with landowner meetings and public meetings. Project will complete at the end of this OT phase. Winter 2021/22
Greycliff Rest Area Rehab Rest Area Program project to address wastewater issues at the Greycliff Rest Area. Peak demand is exceeding wastewater treatment capabilities during the summer months. The project will evaluate wastewater storage, treatment, and drain field improvement options. The consultant will provide engineering services to investigate alternatives and complete design work for the preferred alternative in order to meet the long-term wastewater treatment needs at this site, in compliance with applicable DEQ requirements. Winter 2021/22
School Sidewalks-Lolo Transportation Alternatives project for the design of approximately 0.75 miles of new sidewalk along the south side of Lewis & Clark Drive and Farm Lane in Lolo. The project begins at US 93 and extends east to end near a new K-8 school that will be constructed in 2022/2023. Winter/Spring 2022
US 2 Sidewalks-Evergreen Transportation Alternatives project for the design of approximately 1 mile of new sidewalk along the west side and intermittent sidewalk infill along the east side of US 2 in Evergreen. The project begins at Cottonwood Drive and extends north ending approximately 300' south of Meadowlark Drive. Winter/Spring 2022
Railroad St Path & Walks-CF Transportation Alternatives project for the design of a combination of approximately 1 mile of shared-use path and sidewalk along the east side of 4th Avenue West and south side of Railroad Street in Columbia Falls. The project begins at the intersection of 4th Avenue West and 3rd Street West and extends north to Railroad Street then extends east on Railroad Street ending at 8th Avenue East. Winter/Spring 2022
Old Highway 10 Sidewalk-St Regis Transportation Alternatives project for the design of a combination of approximately 1,000' of sidewalk and shared-use path along Old Highway 10 in St Regis. The project starts at the intersection of Old Highway 10 and Tiger Street and extends west for approximately 1000' on the north side of the road. Winter/Spring 2022
Pennsylvania Walks-Anaconda Transportation Alternatives project for the design of approximately 2,500' new sidewalk along Pennsylvania Avenue and Sycamore Street in Anaconda. The project begins at the intersection of North Elm Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and extends east and ends at the intersection of Sycamore Street and West Park Avenue. Winter/Spring 2022
6th Ward Curb Ramps-Helena Transportation Alternatives project for the design of new curb ramps to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act on 18 City street intersection corners. The project is located in the 6th Ward neighborhood of Helena. Winter/Spring 2022
Sidewalks Phase III-Cascade Transportation Alternatives project for the design of approximately 2,000' of new sidewalk on 3rd Avenue NW, Central Avenue, and Front Street in Cascade. Winter/Spring 2022
US 212 Sidewalks-Ashland Transportation Alternatives project for the design of approximately 1,500' of new sidewalk on the south side of US 212 in Ashland. The project begins at a crosswalk across US 212 just south of the Ashland school and extends east and ends near the Ashland Community Health Center. Winter/Spring 2022
W Holly St Ped Bridge-Sidney Transportation Alternatives project for the design of a new pedestrian/shared-use path bridge to span an irrigation canal in Sidney. The project is adjacent to the West Holly Street bridge that spans the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation District canal. Winter/Spring 2022
Off System Bridge Study This study is for the evaluation, planning, scoping, preliminary engineering and other related services in the development of a bridge bundling program, and potentially other cost-effective strategies, to address serious and critical bridge conditions, load restrictions, safety, functionality and closures of Montana's off -system bridges. The objective of the study is to develop strategies to efficiently and cost-effectively address bridge deficiencies statewide that will improve network level functionality and condition, enhance regional mobility, and promote economic development. Services will include a review of bridge condition data in MDT's Structure Management System (SMS), field review of a subset of bridges as necessary, stakeholder outreach, development of conceptual plans and details for bridge repairs and replacements using standardization as much as possible, identifying bundles of work and appropriate project delivery methods, developing planning level cost estimates, and developing timelines for solutions that optimizes delivery of work in a 6 month to 4 year planning horizon. Winter/Spring 2022
SF 189 Amsterdam Rd Intx Imprv Improvements to address intersection-related crashes at 2 sites along Amsterdam Road (S-347) near Belgrade. [SITE 1] Amsterdam Road & River Rock Road: Installation of a 2-phase traffic signal with detection on all legs. Install dedicated left-turn lanes on Amsterdam Road. [SITE 2] Amsterdam Road & Green Belt Drive. Install an eastbound left-turn lane on Amsterdam Road and reconstruct the Amsterdam Road right turn lanes to meet current design standards. Winter/Spring 2022
Belgrade - Int Improvements This project will improve signal operations in Belgrade along the Jackrabbit Lane corridor (from Amsterdam Road to I-90 West-Bound Off Ramp) and on Amsterdam Road (from Jackrabbit Lane to Thorpe Road). The signal improvements will include upgrading the existing signals by adding flashing yellow lights, improving bike/ped features (including ADA), and adding retro-reflective backplates to signals. Additionally, the project will add a new signal at the intersection of Broadway and Main Street in Belgrade. Winter/Spring 2022
SF 179 Durston Rd Curves The proposed project has been nominated to reconstruct curves at Aajker Creek crossing between RP 2.7-2.9 to address road departure crashes. Winter/Spring 2022
SF 179 Targhee Turn Lanes Install two-way left-turn lane through area with dense approaches (RP 1.45-1.90) and left-turn lane at Denny Creek Rd (RP 2.12). Install advanced intersection warning signs and "do not pass" regulatory signs through the same area. Improvements will address intersection-related angle crashes and rear-end crashes. Winter/Spring 2022