Montana Department of Transportation

Public Involvement

Billings Bypass

Billings Bypass logo image of city of Billings, MT

Project Overview

The Billings Bypass project is a multi-phase project that will result in a new arterial roadway. The new road will begin at the Johnson Lane Interchange in Lockwood, Montana, span the Yellowstone River, and connect to the Highway 312/Highway 87 intersection in the Heights neighborhood of Billings. An additional segment will reconstruct Five Mile Road north of the new road and will connect 5 Mile Road to Highway 312.

This project is led by the Montana Department in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Yellowstone County, and City of Billings. DOWL is the lead project engineer and public information coordinator and Morrison-Maierle is the lead bridge engineer. Kittelson and Associates along with Marvin and Associates are performing the traffic engineering and operational analyses.

Map of Billings Bypass project
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Current Status: Five Mile Road design is complete, and the segment is being constructed by Riverside Contracting, Inc. The Yellowstone River Bridge segment is at the “Final Plans” stage, meaning design is approximately 95 percent complete. The next segment to be designed will be the Johnson Lane Interchange. Meetings with property owners and stakeholders are occurring on an as-needed basis.