Montana Department of Transportation

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Broadus Interchange - Miles City

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Project Updates

May 20-29, 2019

  • Broadus Interchange construction will generate substantial noise and minor traffic impacts this week as crews continue pile driving operations for the eastbound bridge. Members of the public are asked to prepare for loud hammering noises and ground vibrations between the hours of 7:00 am-7:00 pm.
  • S. Haynes Ave. will remain open to two-way traffic throughout pile driving operations. Momentary delays may be necessary while crews move piling into place.
  • Pile driving is the first step in building a foundation for the new bridge. The operation involves hammering long metal columns deep into the ground using a diesel-powered hammer or other specialized equipment. It's an important technique for structures that must bear a lot of weigh such as bridges.
  • This week Oftedal Construction will also begin work on a reinforced soil slope east of bridge construction.
  • Please remember to slow down and follow all posted signs in construction zones. Workers are counting on you to make it home safely.

Previous Updates

May 13-19, 2019

  • Broadus Interchange construction will generate substantial noise and minor traffic impacts this week as crews complete work on the eastbound retaining wall and begin installing bridge supports.
  • Drivers should expect reduced speeds and single-lane, one-way traffic on S. Haynes with flaggers present to direct traffic.
  • This week Oftedal construction will begin driving pile for the foundation of a new eastbound bridge spanning S. Haynes Ave.
  • Pile driving involves hammering long metal columns deep into the ground using a diesel-powered hammer or other specialized equipment. It’s an important technique for structures that must bear a lot of weight such as bridges, albeit one that creates a lot of noise. Members of the public are asked to prepare for substantial noise impacts and ground vibrations between the hours of 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Bucking Horse Sale Update

  • The Montana Department of Transportation will pause major construction activity in Miles City May 16-19 to accommodate traffic from the annual Bucking Horse Sale. During this time, both South Haynes Ave and all four interchange ramps will be fully open to traffic. Eastbound lane closure and reduced speeds on I-94 will remain in effect.

May 6-12, 2019

  • Demolition of the Eastbound bridge structure is fully complete and Oftedal has moved on to construction of a retaining wall to be located at the base of the new bridge. Work last week focused on driving sheet piling to hold material for the wall in place during excavation. Sheet piling operations will continue this week along with excavation of the western portion of the new wall.
  • Members of the public are asked to prepare for daytime noise disturbances and to use extra caution when traveling through the work zone. Excavation activity will require frequent crossings of both S. Haynes Ave and the eastbound off-ramp. Remember to slow down and pay close attention to directions from flaggers. Single lane, two-way traffic will continue on I-94 throughout the summer.

April 7-14, 2019

  • Construction crews will begin demolition on the center portion of the eastbound interstate bridge Monday. To maintain the safety of workers and the traveling public all traffic will be diverted to the far east-side of S. Haynes Ave.
  • Drivers should expect single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers and rough roadway surfaces. Planning extra travel time is highly recommended.
  • Remember to remain “Work Zone Alert” by slowing down and paying careful attention to flaggers and signs!
  • For regular updates, text “Broadus” to 555-888 or contact us .