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Project Overview

MDT, in partnership with the Montana Rest Area JV Partners (a C.A. Rickert and Associates Inc./Diamond Construction Joint Venture) team, is constructing a new rest area near Three Forks. This new rest area will include many modern design and safety improvements including open sight lines for patrolling, security cameras, and LED lighting throughout the interior and exterior areas. The new rest area will ultimately replace the dated and undersized rest area located at the 19th Avenue interchange in Bozeman. The transition to the new rest area is anticipated to begin in fall of 2022, following construction and utility system connections.

Headwaters Rest Area Construction Status

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Headwaters Rest Area

Headwaters Rest Area
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MDT is coordinating with the design and construction team to add a law enforcement office space to the Headwaters Rest Area design. Conversations are ongoing with the Broadwater County Sheriff, Montana Highway Patrol, and MDT Motor Carrier Services who have all expressed support and interest in using the shared workspace to better serve the southern end of Broadwater County. This accommodation will be the first of its kind in the state of Montana.

Headwaters Rest Area Law Enforcement Space

The law enforcement office will have space for up to four desks for law enforcement personnel use.
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The new facility is located north of I 90 on the west side of US 287, just north of existing commercial development.

Headwaters Rest Area Vicinity Map

Headwaters Rest Area Vicinity Map
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Headwaters Rest Area Overview

Headwaters Rest Area Overview
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Work to add a turning lane to US 287 will begin in late July. Some brief delays to the traveling public may occur. Please drive carefully through the work zone.

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