Lincoln - Applegate Intersection
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is evaluating intersection improvement options for improving the safety and traffic operations at the Lincoln Road and Applegate Drive intersection north of Helena.
Why is the project needed?
This project is necessary to increase the safety and improve operations at the intersection. Between 2005 and 2015, a total of 39 crashes occurred at the intersection, including one fatality and three incapacitating injuries.
In addition, the north valley outside of Helena has experienced rapid growth in recent years due in part to development activity and changes in land use. Traffic volumes have been increasing rapidly near the Lincoln Road and Applegate Drive intersection. In 2017, 3,940 vehicles traveled through the intersection daily. By 2040, that number is projected to double to 7,770 per day.
Options Being Considered
MDT is considering the several options for improving the Lincoln Road and Applegate Drive intersection. The improvement options are being evaluated on the basis of how well they reduce the number and severity of crashes, and improve traffic operations. Potential improvements will also include accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Project Process and Schedule
|Project initiated and safety analysis performed||2017|
|Traffic and crash analysis completed||2017|
|Design options presented to the public||2018|
|Complete environmental analysis and select design option||2018-2019|
|Design option presented to the public||2019|
|Construction information presented to the public||2020|
|Construction anticipated (depending on funding)||2021|