Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director

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Public Involvement

I90 Yellowstone River

I90 Yellowstone River Project logo

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) hosted two virtual, live informational meetings for the I90 Yellowstone River Project on February 18, 2021. MDT and other project team members provided a general overview and specific engineering design information, discussed schedule and next steps, and answered questions about the design and construction processes.

MDT will widen and reconstruct I90 in Billings between the North 27th Street Interchange and the Lockwood Interchange from two lanes to three. The project also includes replacement of the bridges over the Yellowstone River and the Talen Energy railroad spur line. MDT will be improving I90 in Billings to meet safety and capacity needs.

View video of the 11:30 a.m. meeting
View video of the 4:30 p.m. meeting

View the PowerPoint presentation

Comments Welcome
Community participation is important to the success of this project. You can submit a comment or question, using the online comment form. On the drop-down menu, click I90 Yellowstone River Project - Billings.

Feedback may also be emailed to , or contact Lisa Gray at 406-208-0551.

A big thank you to all of our I90 Yellowstone River Project - Billings presenters and meeting participants!

I90 Yellowstone River
I-90 Yellowstone River Bridge

Project Overview

The Montana Department of Transportation will widen and reconstruct Interstate 90 in Billings between the North 27th Street Interchange and the Lockwood Interchange from two lanes to three. The project also includes reconstruction of the bridges over the Yellowstone River and the Talen Energy railroad spur line. Improvements are designed to meet safety, traffic operations and capacity needs in the future. Other project features include two irrigation crossings, lighting, signage, and on/off ramp upgrades.

Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2021 and will be completed in phases, and includes winter shut down periods. The entire project is tentatively scheduled to be complete in 2024.

I90 Yellowstone River Bridge photo
I-90 Yellowstone River Bridge

Construction Impacts

During construction, two-lane, two-way traffic will be maintained throughout each work zone. During winter shut down periods, the interstate will reopen to four lanes total.

Funding

Montana's roads and bridges are mainly funded through a combination of federal (88.5%) and state/local (11.5%) funding sources. MDT receives no funding from Montana's general fund revenue. Federal road and bridge revenues are generated from the users of our highways through gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and apportioned to states through federal highway legislation.

I90 Yellowstone River Map
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Comments

The Department welcomes your comments on the I90 Yellowstone River Project Billings.

Online:
Fill out the Comment Form.

Interactive Map

The interactive map depicts the project extents and provides project website links for the three separate I90 projects, including I90 Yellowstone River, Billings, Lockwood Interchange, and Johnson Lane Interchange. Click on an item in the list and it will zoom to project extents. The Project Website button will redirect to each project’s main website. The pop-up map will appear when you click directly on project extents.

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