Montana Department of Transportation

Bigge Crane Megaload Permit Issued

A permit has been issued for a megaload to travel from Idaho through Montana to Great Falls. The move, planned for seven stages, will travel at night to minimize travel disruptions to others along the route. MORE INFORMATION

Bench Boulevard Project

Bench Boulevard Construction Status

Bench Boulevard

Updated: July 26th

Bench Boulevard pictureConstruction presently underway may contribute to increased congestion. This activity requires enhanced awareness of changing traffic patterns, road conditions and traffic control—including signs and flaggers.

During the week of July 29:

  • The north leg of the Bench/Hilltop intersection is now open with full access to all local businesses including Gainan's Garden Center and Dietz Auto.
  • Bench Blvd remains closed from Hilltop Road to Lake Elmo Drive, with access allowed for local traffic only. Some side streets remain closed at Bench. Hilltop Road and Yellowstone River Road remain open with some modifications to the east-west traffic pattern. Expect heavy congestion now and throughout the duration of the project.
  • One lane traffic and increased congestion due to construction requires keen awareness of flaggers, lane modifications, changing traffic patterns, and road conditions. Please slow down and respect flaggers and traffic control signage while in work zones.