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

Cut Bank Urban Project

Cut Bank Urban Project Focus

Cut Bank Urban

Main Street (U.S. Highway 2) Reconstruction Project

Project Focus

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is developing a reconstruction project for Main Street (U.S. Highway 2) through Cut Bank. The project, referred to as "Cut Bank Urban", is located along Main Street between 4th Avenue SW (reference post [RP] 254.8) and the intersection with Railway Street (RP 256.0), for a total length of approximately 1.2 miles.

The project is intended to improve the travel way for vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The proposed work includes minor widening, new asphalt surfacing, new curb and gutter, sidewalk, ADA ramps, lighting, utilities, storm drainage, upgraded signing and pavement markings, and finishing with a seal & cover (chip seal).

The purpose and need for this project is to rehabilitate the roadway surfacing, while also widening the usable and finish top widths to improve safety for both vehicles and pedestrians. ADA compliant access for pedestrians throughout the urban section of this project is also a need that will be addressed.

The project may require limited new right-of-way, and relocation of utilities may be necessary in some locations. If either or both new right-of-way or utility relocations are necessary, MDT staff will contact all affected landowners prior to doing survey work on their land. Staff will again contact landowners prior to construction regarding property acquisition and temporary construction permits.