Montana Department of Transportation

Public Involvement

Billings Bypass

Billings Bypass logo image of city of Billings, MT

What's New?

August 1, 2014

The Billings Bypass Record of Decision (ROD) has been published and is available for review. Download a copy of the ROD/Final EIS.

What can I expect to find in the Record of Decision?

  • Full description of the Selected Alternative
  • Information regarding impacts and potential mitigation
  • Written responses to public and agency comments received following issuance of the FEIS.

Project Overview

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Billings Bypass project. The ROD names Phase 1 of the Preferred Alternative (Mary Street Option 2) as described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), as the selected alternative. This alternative will provide a 5.15-mile-long two-lane roadway connection across the Yellowstone River between I 90 and Old Hwy 312. Secondary corridor improvements associated with this alternative include reconstruction of Five Mile Road to MDT standards, and construction of a new segment of Five Mile Road extending from Dover Road to Old Hwy 312.

Map of selected alternative with typical sections - Click to view a larger image