US 287 North of Augusta

When is construction scheduled for?

This project is in the design stage and a construction date has not yet been set.

Who is working on this project?

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has contracted with DOWL for the design of the first segment of the project (just north of Augusta to Sun River Slope Canal), and Great West Engineering for design of the second segment (Sun River Slope Canal to just south of Choteau).

Are you accommodating the irrigation pivots?

There are several irrigation pivots near the roadway. We will coordinate with any property owners to discuss potential impacts and proposed solutions.

Are there plans to replace the bridges in the area?

This project will include the replacement of the bridge over the Sun River and the stock crossing just north of the intersection of US 287 with Montana Highway 21 (MT 21).

The bridge over the Sun River Slope Canal was replaced in 2006. The work included in this project will connect to the existing structure, which is still in good condition.

Why does the roadway need to be replaced/repaired?

The roadway is currently in poor condition. The purpose of the project is to enhance safety features and improve the driving surface. This project will support MDT’s Vision Zero goal of zero deaths or serious injuries on Montana’s roadways.

Who can I contact with other questions or comments?

Please call the project hotline at 833-517-0203 or email 287augustaXYZdowlABCcom with any questions or comments. Regular project update emails are also available, by request.