Montana Department of Transportation

Active Project

Rouse-Oak / Story Mill

For the week of April 24:

Work continues on the first section of the Rouse-Oak to Story Mill Road project. Crews will continue with road excavation, asphalt removal and storm drain installation.

The Cannery District entrance off of Rouse Avenue remains closed for the time being due to safety concerns as crews continue work in that area. However, the entrance off of Oak is open and available.

Access for all businesses and residents adjacent to the project will be available and drivers are advised to plan additional travel time, expect delays and, when possible, use alternate routes.

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Questions or concerns may be addressed to Steve Baeth at 406-388-6832. To sign up for weekly email updates on the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill project, please submit a request .

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There will be public meetings for the Rouse-Oak Project taking place every other Tuesday at 11am, after the work begins, at1804 North Rouse.

The meetings will allow members of the public a chance to discuss progress with members from Knife River and MDT and get questions answered about the project.

The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 25th.

Work Schedule:

Crews will work Monday through Friday from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For the duration of the Rouse-Oak to Story Mill Road Project, traffic may occasionally be reduced to one lane, which may create short delays, increased traffic, temporary loss of access and detours for adjacent residents and businesses. Drivers are advised to please plan additional travel time, please watch for flaggers and remember that fines do double in work zones.

Project Overview

Headed by general contractor, Knife River, work on the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is scheduled to restart on Tuesday, April 11, weather permitting.

Construction of this project began on November 16, with minor exploratory excavation and utility location and continued through mid December. The project then shut down for the winter and was scheduled to resume beginning to mid April.

The project will extend on Rouse Avenue from Oak Street north to Story Mill Road and includes multiple improvements, such as widening the road as well as adding a turning lane from Bond Street to Story Mill Road. There will also be the addition of new bike paths, sidewalks and landscaping. Additionally, Knife River will install a new storm drain system, water system, and sanitary sewer system as part of the project.

The overall goal of the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is to develop a roadway better suited to meet the needs of the Bozeman community. The anticipated completion date for the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is October 2017, weather permitting.

For the duration the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project, Knife River recommends using alternate routes and encourages drivers to plan additional travel time, especially from 7:00 am to 6pm, as there will be traffic delays during these times.