Montana Department of Transportation

Public Involvement

Highway 200 Reconstruction: Jordan to Brockway

To share project maps and details with the public, open houses will be held in Circle on Wednesday, September 18 and in Jordan on Thursday, September 19 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. In addition to project information, MDT will be providing information about wildlife-friendly fencing as a possible component of the Highway 200 reconstruction.

The Circle Open House will take place on Wednesday, September 18 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Circle High School.

The Jordan Open House will take place on Thursday, September 19 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Jordan Elementary School.

MDT will also be available for questions at the Town and Country Days at the McCone County Credit Union in Circle, MT on Saturday, September 21 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Project Overview

The Montana Department of Transportation is working to reconstruct nearly 37 miles of MT Highway 200 between Jordan and Brockway. Originally built in the early to mid-1900s, the road is long overdue for reconstruction.

MT Highway 200 is very old and wasn’t built to accommodate the larger vehicles that frequently travel the road. A narrow road with slim to nonexistent shoulders creates safety concerns.

Difficulty passing, poor lines of site and too little space for commercial and agricultural vehicles are just a few of these concerns. The road itself will be rebuilt to modern design standards that are safer and more efficient for all of motorists.

It’s a big project and one that has to be done section by section over several years.

Montana Department of Transportation crews and contractors are committed to building a better road with minimal inconvenience to the traveling public.

How will this impact me?

Each construction season, there will be traffic reconfigurations, temporary signals, crews working on the road and greatly reduced speeds. Because of the heavy construction on-site, some short delays of up to 15 minutes may occur. If delays exceed 15 minutes, residents and road users will be informed in advance.

What will this cost?

The project cost to reconstruct nearly 37 miles of MT Highway 200 is estimated at $75 - $95 million. Like most projects managed by the Montana Department of Transportation, the majority of the funding comes from federal sources; usually 86 – 100% of the costs for each project. Up to 13% of the funding will come from Montana Gas Tax funds.

Environmental Considerations

Part of the Montana Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide a transportation system while being sensitive to the surrounding environment. In Montana, our natural resources are an essential part of the landscape. While this project brings Highway 200 up to safe, current standards, the MDT team will focus on minimizing impacts to wildlife and their habitat, wetlands and other environmentally sensitive areas. Interested in learning more about how MDT addresses environmental considerations? Contact MDT's Environmental Services Bureau at 406-444-7227.

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