Montana Department of Transportation

Active Project

Rouse-Oak / Story Mill

Final update:

In the coming weeks, Knife River crews will be completing final pavement markings for the Rouse-Oak to Story Mill Road as construction on the roadway comes to a close. While work wraps up, drivers will notice reduced traffic control and fewer delays; Knife River requests that drivers still use caution and abide by all posted speed limits in the project area.

This fall, crews will finish landscaping and seeding. Knife River and the Montana Department of Transportation are proud to deliver a safer, more efficient roadway and would like to thank the residents and businesses of Bozeman for their patience throughout this project.

Those with questions are encouraged to reach out to project manager, Steve Baeth at at 406-388-6832.

Project Overview

Headed by general contractor, Knife River, construction of this project began on November 16, 2016 with minor exploratory excavation and utility location and continued through mid-December of 2017. The project then shut down for the winter of 2016/17 and resumed in April 2017. Work continued in 2017 until it was paused again during the winter of 2017/18 and resumed again as of the beginning of April 2018.

The project will extend on Rouse Avenue from Oak Street north to Story Mill Road and includes multiple improvements, such as widening the road as well as adding a turning lane from Bond Street to Story Mill Road. There will also be the addition of new bike paths, sidewalks and landscaping. Additionally, Knife River will install a new storm drain system, water system, and sanitary sewer system as part of the project.

The overall goal of the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is to develop a roadway better suited to meet the needs of the Bozeman community. The anticipated completion date for the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is June, 2018, weather permitting, with seeding to follow.