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The Utilities Section, which is a part of the Right-of-Way Bureau, acts as the liaison between MDT and utility companies when these companies wish to locate facilities within MDT right-of-way, and when utilities require relocation or modification. The Utilities Section provides guidance on issues and works directly with utility companies to determine relocation alignments and create agreements for cost sharing.

Permitting "utility" facilities within existing highway right-of-way is a function of the five Montana Department of Transportation District offices. District personnel administer the review and approval process for Utility Occupancy, Common Use and Encroachment.

Listed below are the personnel in the area offices that can help you with any questions you may have and the forms and manuals that offer guidance and allow for utility placement within highway right-of way.

Billings District
424 Morey St. / PO Box 20437
Billings, MT 59104-0437
Toll free number: 888-883-8465
Utility Engineering Specialist
Ron Cebuhar - 406-657-0239 |
Great Falls District
200 Smelter Ave. NE /PO Box 1359
Great Falls, MT 59403 - 1359
Toll free number: 888-730-0898
Utility Engineering Specialist
Brendan Scott - 406-454-5902 |
Butte District
3751 Wynne / PO Box 3068
Butte, MT 59702 - 3068
Toll free number: 800-261-6909
Utility Engineering Specialist
Janet Black - 406-494-9619 |
Glendive District
503 N River Ave. /PO Box 890
Glendive, MT 59330-0890
Toll free number: 888-689-5296
Utility Engineering Specialist
Randy Baldwin - 406-345-8227 |
Bozeman Area
907 N Rouse / PO Box 1110
Bozeman, MT 59771 - 1110
Utility Engineering Specialist
Robert Bukvich - 406-556-4714 |
Missoula District
2100 W Broadway / PO Box 7039
Missoula, MT 59807-7039
Utility Engineering Specialist
Patricia Hogan - 406-523-5865 |
Kalispell Area
85 5th Avenue East North / PO Box 7308
Kalispell, MT 59903-0308
Utility Engineering Specialist
Breta Palmer - 406-751-2004 |