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
Statewide Retaining Wall Study This study is to identify, inspect, and inventory on-system retaining walls to create a useable database. Also, this study will include establishing effective management of retaining walls through well-known and accepted risk-based management principles. The purpose of this is study is to guide MDT's future management of retaining walls. Summer 2022
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/Winter 2021
SF 169 S of Pablo Sfty Imprv Design of a Restricted U-Turn (RCUT) at the intersection of US 93 and Old Highway 93 approximately 1 mile south of Pablo. The project will include road work, signing, lighting, utility involvement, possible right-of-way involvement, and coordination with the CSKT. Spring 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. Summer 2022
6th/Walnut/Ash - Lewistown This is an Urban project on 6th Avenue, Walnut Street, and Ash Street in Lewistown. The project scope includes new curb & gutter, sidewalks and resurfacing work on Walnut Street from Ash Street to Casino Creek Drive; bridge replacement and reconstruction work on Ash Street from Walnut Street to Upper Spring Creek Road and a seal & cover on 6th Avenue from Ash Street to the City Limits. Summer/Fall 2022
West Railroad Street - Laurel This is an Urban project on West Railroad Street in Laurel from RP 0 to 0.53. The project scope includes reconstruction work that will improve the existing roadway and add new two-way left-turn lanes, curb & gutter and sidewalks on West Railroad St from 1st Avenue to 8th Avenue. Summer/Fall 2022
SF 179 Eagle Pass Trail Sfty This project is on US Highway 93 about 5 miles south of Ronan from RP 40.8 to 41.45. The scope of the project is to install a left-turn lane at the intersection of US Highway 93 and Eagle Pass Trail Road and the Ninepipes Lodge. An alternative improvement is to install an intelligent transportation system (ITS) warning device if environmental, cultural or right-of-way issues prohibit roadway widening. Summer/Fall 2022