Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director

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Public Involvement

Clarks Fork – 9M S Belfry (Chance Road Bridge)

Public Meeting

An informational public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23rd. Because of COVID-19 safety protocols, the project team will be meeting with interested members of the public individually at pre-scheduled times. Please call or register online to schedule a time to learn about the project progress. Your input is important to us and we’re very interested in hearing about your needs, concerns, and general thoughts regarding this project. Please reserve your spot no later than Monday, March 22.

  • Informational Public Meeting
  • Belfry School Gym; 200 Wisconsin Ave, Belfry, MT 59008
  • Tuesday March 23, 2021
  • In-person meetings available between 2 pm and 6 pm (30-minute appointments)
  • To register, email jboettcher@greatwesteng.com or call 406-449-8627.

Project Overview

The existing bridge that crosses over the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River on Chance Road, approximately 9 miles south of Belfry, is currently closed to traffic due to its poor condition. This project will replace the existing structure with a new bridge and reopen the roadway to public travel. The proposed bridge will be built in the existing bridge location. The new bridge will be wider, providing two 12-foot travel lanes and 2-foot shoulders.

The existing single-lane bridge spans 203-feet and was constructed at this site in 1946. The truss itself is older and was salvaged from another site. MDT and Carbon County will consider offering the existing steel truss structure for adoption.

Schedule

The project is currently in the initial design stage with construction of a new bridge tentatively planned to begin in the spring of 2023.

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