Montana Department of Transportation

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Upcoming Projects

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
Havre - Northwest Comprehensive design services for the reconstruction of S-232 from RP 0.75+/- to 9.50+/-. The initial stage of design will be to take the project design through the alignment and grade stage to determine the final scope and an accurate cost estimate to determine the end of project limits. Short sections of S-232 have already been reconstructed within the project limits. The consultant will be required to provide comprehensive design services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) investigation, analysis, and design of roadway, geotechnical, hydraulic, traffic, right-of-way, and environmental elements; survey; public involvement; and potentially R/W acquisition. Spring/Summer 2019
Cougar Creek – 7 miles N of West Yellowstone Comprehensive design services for a bridge replacement project. The project was nominated to replace the Cougar Creek Bridge (SID 05893) on US 287 7M N West Yellowstone in Gallatin County. The existing structure is too short, is founded on shallow spread footings and is considered scour critical. There is an active head cut constrained by riprap under the bridge, which poses additional stability concerns for the bridge. The solution for this situation is to replace the bridge with a longer structure that is adequately protected from scour and built to accommodate the head cutting. The replacement will affect the adjacent recreational bridge often used by snowmobiles. Consideration must be given to accommodating this facility with the replacement project. Additionally, channel restoration work including some grade controls may be needed to regulate the head cut that is being restrained by the existing riprap drop structure. The consultant will be required to provide comprehensive design services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) investigation, analysis, and design of bridge, roadway, geotechnical, hydraulic, right-of-way, traffic, and environmental elements; survey; public involvement; and potentially R/W acquisition. Summer 2019
Whitefish Stage Road & Reserve – Kalispell Comprehensive design services for a roadway improvement project at the intersection of Whitefish Stage Road and West Reserve Drive in Kalispell. The initial projected scope of the construction project includes adding northbound and southbound left-turn lanes, fully upgrading traffic signals, and ADA curb ramps. The consultant will be required to provide comprehensive design services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) investigation, analysis, and design of traffic signal, roadway, geotechnical, hydraulic, right-of-way, and environmental elements; survey; public involvement; and potentially R/W acquisition. Summer/Fall 2019
Hydraulics Term Contracts Term contract services to provide on-call hydraulics services to assist the MDT Hydraulics Section with hydraulic design tasks for State owned transportation system projects. Assigned tasks may include work within any of the following areas:
  • Bridge Opening Design
  • Highway Drainage Design
  • Urban Drainage Design
  • Irrigation Design
  • Existing Bridge Scour Analysis and Mitigation Design
  • Bank Stability and Stream Restoration
  • Technical Hydraulics Reviews
  • Emergency Flood Remediation
  • FEMA Map Revisions
Multiple contracts will be awarded, likely for 3-year terms.
Fall 2019
Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) Services The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) plans to utilize consultants for Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) services for projects starting in the 2020 construction season.

This scope of work includes contract administration, construction engineering & inspection, construction surveying, materials sampling & testing, project documentation record keeping, record drawings, and minor dispute resolutions for a specific project. The objective is to provide these services to verify that the construction Contractor is performing work in conformity with the governing specifications, plans, and special provisions.

Draft RFP

Targeted timeline::
  • Identify project(s): July-August 2019
  • Release project-specific RFP(s): August 2019
  • Consultant selection(s): October 2019
  • Complete negotiations and execute contract(s): December 2019
MDT has developed a Q&A document for these upcoming services. To submit a question, please email , MDT Consultant Design Engineer. Questions and Answers will be posted to this document:

CEI Services Questions & Answers
Fall 2019
Bridge Deck Rehabilitation – Missoula District Consultant evaluation and design services for bridge deck rehabilitation and preservation on numerous bridges in the Missoula District. Two individual projects have been programmed, and this solicitation will bundle the projects together to procure consultant services. MDT is bundling these projects together for professional services procurement to maximize efficiency for both MDT and the consultant community.

This solicitation includes the following two bundled projects:
  1. MT-37 BRIDGE PRES MP 0-64 (UPN 9547001)
    Bridge deck rehabilitation and preservation activities on 10 bridges on MT-37 in Lincoln County. Rehabilitation work may include repair or replacement of bridge decks. Bridges on the project include: SID 05756 RR California Ave Libby; SID 05757 Kootenai River Libby; SID 05758 Kootenai River 3M S Libby Dam; SID 05759 Cripple Horse Creek 6M NE Libby Dam; SID 05761 Ten Mile Creek 18M N Libby Dam; SID 05762 Rock Gut 22M N Libby Dam; SID 05763 Sutton Creek 13M S Rexford; SID 05764 Cadette Creek 7M S Rexford; SID 05765 Pinkham Creek 7M S Rexford; SID 05766 Tobacco River 2M E Rexford.
  2. MT-200 BRIDGE PRES MP 17 (UPN 9548000)
    Bridge deck rehabilitation and preservation activities on SID 05720 on MT 200 in Sanders County. The structure crosses the RR 2M SE Noxon.
Fall 2019
Bridge Deck Rehabilitation – Butte District Consultant evaluation and design services for bridge deck rehabilitation and preservation on numerous bridges in the Butte District. Two individual projects have been programmed, and this solicitation will bundle the projects together to procure consultant services. MDT is bundling these projects together for professional services procurement to maximize efficiency for both MDT and the consultant community.

This solicitation includes the following two bundled projects:
  1. BUTTE AREA STP STRUCTURES (UPN 9316001)
    Bridge deck rehabilitation and preservation activities on 5 local and urban bridges in Deer Lodge and Silver Bow Counties. Rehabilitation work may include repair or replacement of bridge decks. Bridges on the project include: SID 02690 Warm Springs Creek on Frontage Rd 137 Warm Springs; SID 04454 SEP I-90 on Burlington St Butte; SID 04460 over RR on Centennial Ave Butte; SID 04971 Sep Sheridan St on Sheridan Ave Butte; SID 06967 over RR on Shields Ave in Butte
  2. LIVINGSTON AREA STP BRIDGES (UPN 9350001)
    Bridge deck rehabilitation and preservation activities on 4 bridges on S-540 and P-59 bridges in Park County. Rehabilitation work may include repair or replacement of bridge decks. Bridges on the project include: SID 06063 Int Mission I-90 5 M NE Livingston; SID 06064 Bridge over RR 5 M NE Livingston; SID 06065 Yellowstone R 6 M NE Livingston; SID 06069 Yellowstone R 4M S Livingston.
Fall 2019
Musselshell R – 10 miles SW of Musselshell Comprehensive design services for the replacement of the existing out-of-service steel truss bridge over the Musselshell River, located in Musselshell County on Goffena Rd from RP 0.0 to 0.3. The existing structure will be replaced with a new structure on or near the existing horizontal alignment. The consultant will be required to provide all services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) bridge design, roadway design; geotechnical investigation, analysis, and design; survey; public involvement; environmental evaluation and permitting; hydraulics analysis and design; R/W design; and potentially R/W acquisition. This project is partially funded with a grant from the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) through HB11, 2019 biennium. The bill requires grant conditions to be fulfilled by September 2022. Therefore, the selected Consultant must be able to commit resources to this project to meet this timeline. Stahly Engineering completed the TSEP application for the County. Fall 2019
Blackfoot River – 3 miles West of Lincoln Comprehensive design services for the replacement of the existing structurally deficient 4-span timber bridge over the Blackfoot River, located in Lewis & Clark County on Dalton Mountain Road from RP 0.3 to 0.5. The existing structure will be replaced with a new structure on the existing horizontal alignment. The consultant will be required to provide all services necessary for the project, including (but not limited to) bridge design, roadway design; geotechnical investigation, analysis, and design; survey; public involvement; environmental evaluation and permitting; hydraulics analysis and design; R/W design; and potentially R/W acquisition. This project is partially funded with a grant from the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) through HB11, 2019 biennium. The bill requires grant conditions to be fulfilled by September 2022. Therefore, the selected Consultant must be able to commit resources to this project to meet this timeline. Great West Engineering completed the TSEP application for the County. Fall 2019
SUE Term Contract(s) Term contract services to provide on-call locating and surveying of above ground and underground facilities. Consultant will locate utilities, produce documentation of utility depth along with horizontal and vertical locations. Fall/Winter 2019