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Stevensville Pavement Preservation & ADA

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Project Overview

With harsh winters and heavy summer traffic, roads in the Bitterroot take a beating. These factors are driving a pair of road improvements in the Stevensville area aimed at extending the life of the roadway while improving accessibility for both motorized and non-motorized users.


By the time a section of road shows signs of wear it’s often to late, which is why the Montana Department of Transportation invests in preventative maintenance through its Pavement Preservation Program.

These sections of roadway are scheduled for pavement preservation activity this season:

  • Eastside Highway: from 1.2 miles south of Stevensville to 1 mile north west of town.
  • US-93: McCalla Creek Bridge to approximately ¾ miles north of Kootenai Creek Rd

Construction is expected to begin in May and will be substantially complete by August.

Other daytime Improvements include:

  • Guardrail replacement on the Bitterroot Overflow Bridge
  • New pavement markings and signs
  • Bridge deck treatment

Impacts to the Public

Pavement Preservation

To minimize construction impacts on community members and the traveling public a substantial portion of construction activity will occur at night between the hours of 7:00 pm and 7:00 am.

Motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes, reduced speeds and single-lane, two-way traffic in construction zones. Traffic will return to normal configurations to the extent possible during daytime hours.

MDT appreciates the community’s patience as we work to complete this project with minimal impact to day-time traffic. Residents living near construction zones are asked to prepare for temporary nighttime noise disturbances of 2-3 days in duration.

Bridge Rail Replacement

Traffic on the Bitterroot overflow bridge will be reduced to single-lane, one-way traffic during guardrail replacement activities. Planning extra travel time is recommend, as is finding alternative routes where possible.

Respect the Cone Zone

Day or night, your safety and the safety of those around you depends on remaining “Work Zone Alert.” Always remember to slow down and pay careful attention to workers and equipment.

Stay in the Know

The Montana Department of Transportation is committed to keeping the Poplar community informed as work progresses. Look for project updates on the following platforms.

  • SMS Alerts: Text "Stevi" to 555-888 for timely project updates
  • Project Hotline: Call the project hotline at 406-431-2499 with a question or concern
  • Email: to sign-up for weekly project updates.