Montana Department of Transportation

Traveler Information

Travel Conditions

Construction Report

December 07, 2016 at 04:46 PM

This report is available by telephone at 511 or 1-800-226-7623. For the hearing impaired, call the TTY number 1-800-335-7592.

For additional information call (406) 444-6372

TRAFFIC FINES DOUBLE in highway work zones. The law also sets fines and jail sentences for reckless endangerment of highway workers.

MINOR DELAYS (up to ten minutes) can be expected through these projects with anything over ten minutes being noted in the description. Watch for equipment, flaggers, and workers along the road. Expect reduced speed limits.

Active Construction Projects

I-15 - Mile Marker 108.7 to 109.1
Divide Rest Area.
Striping, grading, landscaping, and topsoil being performed.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.
I-90/I-15 - Mile Marker 225.2 to 226
Butte Interchange.
Emergency bridge repairs underway.
***This occurs at EASTBOUND I-90/I-15 exit 129 and the WESTBOUND I-90 exit 227
See map for details -
**The I-90 Westbound and I-15 Southbound structures now open.
**I-15 Southbound traffic heading to I-90 East will be detoured to EXIT 127, and then back onto I-90 East.
**I-15 Northbound traffic will exit at I-90 EXIT 228 on Continental Drive, and detour back onto I-90 Westbound to I-15 Northbound EXIT 227.
Project WEB Site: View Detour Map
EXPECT: Bridge activities; detour; reduced speed of 45 MPH.
I-90 - Mile Marker 418 to 419.5
Columbus eastbound and westbound rest areas, parking lots, on and off ramps.
Rest areas are under reconstruction and closed. They will tentatively reopen on December 1, 2016
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.
I-90 - Mile Marker 480 to 517.5
East of Billings M.P 469.8 & Hardin Area.
Shoulder is closed for fencing work.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.
MT-24 - Mile Marker 28.5 to 29.5
MT 24 Glasgow to Ophiem.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; width restriction of 12 feet; reduced speed of 35 MPH; gravel surface; motorcycles consider another route.
MT-43 - Mile Marker 8.9 to 10.2
17 miles west of Wisdom (Trail Creek).
Bore drilling work to take place Monday - Thursdays 7 AM - 5:30 PM, beginning Monday November 14th.
All truck traffic is free to travel on Fridays and weekends if permitting will allow. Work is expected to continue for 3 weeks.
Traffic control will be provided by Mt. West holding Co.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities; width restriction of 10 feet; delays up to 15 minutes; flaggers.
MT-47 - Mile Marker 1.1 to 2.3
Hardin North-Whitman Coulee is located on HWY 47 at milepost 1.15 extending north 1.2 miles to milepost 2.37 in Big Horn County.
Miscellaneous cleanup work along the shoulders.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.
MT-86 - Mile Marker .9 to 2.1
Rouse-Oak / Story Mill - Bozeman.
*Exploritory excavation construction operations scheduled for this week.
*Expect equipment and workers on roadway. There will be possible lane closures, with single lane traffic controlled by flaggers.
*Reduced speed limit of 25mph during construction operations.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities; reduced speed of 25 MPH; single lane traffic; single lane closures; flaggers.
S-238 - Mile Marker .4 to 7.2
Lewistown Southeast (Upper Springcreek Road) Secondary 238.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; delays up to 15 minutes; loose gravel; reduced speed of 35 MPH; pilot cars; gravel surface; rough roadway surface; single lane traffic; single lane closures; intersection work; flaggers; motorcycles consider another route.
S-249 - Mile Marker 7.4 to 7.7
Blaine Spring Creek - 8 miles south of Ennis.
Work will begin in the intersection of Gravely Range Road and Varney Road.
***Varney Road is closed to through traffic.
EXPECT: Bridge activities; delays up to 15 minutes; detour; loose gravel; gravel surface; rough roadway surface; road closure; intersection work; flaggers; motorcycles consider another route.
S-336 - Mile Marker 0 to 7.8
15 miles north of Baker.
watch for fencing operations, bridge removal, and sign installation. All work is off the roadway.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities; gravel surface.
S-379/16TH ROAD NE - Mile Marker 0 to 14.1
Dutton East 14 Miles.
Scheduled activities are shoulder work and approach pipe placement.
EXPECT: Shoulder activities; loose gravel; reduced speed of 35 MPH.
US-87 - Mile Marker .1 to 2
Billings Area-Bench Boulevard beginning at Hilltop Road and proceeds north to the intersection of Pemberton Lane..
Miscellaneous work in progress.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities; reduced speed of 25 MPH; single lane traffic; intersection work.
US-87/US 191 / MT 200 - Mile Marker 79 to 81.1
Lewistown West - Overpass.
EXPECT: Grading activities; reduced speed of 35 MPH; flaggers.
US-89 - Mile Marker 5.6 to 9.9
East of Kiowa-East.
Work zone speed limit is 35 MPH. Speed limit outside of work zone is 55 MPH.
EXPECT: Reconstruction activities; delays up to 5 minutes; loose gravel; reduced speed varying from 35 to 55 MPH; pilot cars; rough roadway surface; flaggers; motorcycles consider another route.
US-89 - Mile Marker 48.9 to 49.8
South of Livingston.
Expect single lane closures and 10 minute delays.
EXPECT: Rock activities; delays up to 10 minutes; flaggers.
US-93 - Mile Marker 51.7 to 51.9
At the intersection of Hwy 93 and Division St. in Pablo.
Starting Thursday December 1 crews will be installing a new Advanced Warning Flasher at the intersection of US 93 and Division Pablo. North bound traffic will be reduced to one lane. Speeds will be reduced to 35 mph. Minimal delays are expected.
EXPECT: Light installation activities; delays up to 10 minutes; reduced speed of 35 MPH.
BILLINGS 1ST AVE S & S 27TH ST - Mile Marker 0 to 1
Beginning on 1st Ave South-Minnesota & South 27th Street and proceeds Northeast on 1st Ave South and 13th Street to the Junction of 4th Ave North and 13th St. then proceeds Northeast to Main St..
Punch list items being completed at various locations.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.
24TH AVE S FROM 13TH TO 17TH S - Mile Marker 0 to 0
South Central Arterial-Great Falls: 24th Ave S from 13th St to 17th St.
Road construction complete. 13th St S, 24th Ave S, and 26th St S are open to the traveling public. Seeding operations are occurring behind the curb and project cleanup. Chip seal and final paint are scheduled July 2017.
EXPECT: Seeding activities.
WEST FRONTAGE ROAD - Mile Marker 8.9 to 9.3
1 mile north of Crow Agency.
Punch list items being completed.
EXPECT: Miscellaneous activities.

Completed Construction Projects

I-94 - Mile Marker 83.7 to 87 (Completed)
EB and WB lanes from Colstrip Interchange going 3.3 miles west.
MT-38 - Mile Marker 28.6 to 28.6 (Completed)
Approximately 25 miles west of the junction with HWY 1 near Philipsburg on the Skalkaho Road..
RESERVE STREET - Mile Marker 0 to .1 (Completed)
Between Brooks ST to 39th ST on South Reserve and between Brooks ST and Pattee Canyon Dr on 39th ST.
MULLAN RD FROM SUPERIOR EAST - Mile Marker 0 to 14.1 (Completed)
East of Superior on Mullan Rd East.

Inactive Construction Projects

I-15 - Mile Marker 12.7 to 12.9 (Inactive)
Three miles south of Lima.
Project is inactive until chip seal next spring.
I-15 - Mile Marker 153 to 159 (Inactive)
Butte Horizontal Curve Signing.
I-15 - Mile Marker 192.2 to 193.1 (Inactive)
Helena - Between Capitol Interchange and Cedar Interchange.
The northbound bridge is now open to traffic with no restrictions. The contractor anticipates work to begin on the southbound bridge in the Spring (March). Thank you for your patience during the 2016 construction season.
I-15 - Mile Marker 205 to 209 (Inactive)
Bottom of North Hill - Helena.
This project is currently inactive. Workers are moving jersey rail.
***There are no restrictions at this time.
I-15 - Mile Marker 225 to 245 (Inactive)
1 Mile South of Wolf Creek Interchange to 2 Miles South of Hardy Creek Interchange.
Project is inactive until next spring.
I-15 - Mile Marker 274.2 to 274.2 (Inactive)
Mile Marker 274.2 South of Great Falls.
Project is substantially complete.
I-15 - Mile Marker 396 to 396 (Inactive)
Mile Marker 398 at Sweetgrass.
Project is substantially complete.
I-90 - Mile Marker 0 to 1 (Inactive)
This is an Idaho DOT construction project and has been suspended for the winter.
Project WEB Site: Idaho Transportation Department
I-90 - Mile Marker 14.5 to 29.6 (Inactive)
Drexel - East and West.
This project is currently inactive.
I-90 - Mile Marker 38 to 39 (Inactive)
WB Lane E of St Regis.
Work suspended at this time.
I-90/ORANGE STREET - Mile Marker 104.5 to 104.9 (Inactive)
Orange Street Interchange.
I-90 - Mile Marker 357 to 398 (Inactive)
East and west bound lanes beginning west of Big Timber extending east..
No work at this time.
I-90 - Mile Marker 390.5 to 410 (Inactive)
Reed Point-Columbus Area, Various locations on I-90..
I-90 - Mile Marker 398.5 to 408.3 (Inactive)
West of Columbus, east and westbound lanes..
Chip seal scheduled for summer 2017.
I-90 - Mile Marker 456.6 to 484.5 (Inactive)
East of Billings and extending east to the West Hardin Interchange.
No work at this time.
I-94 - Mile Marker 78.3 to 83.7 (Inactive)
11 miles west of Forsyth to 16.4 miles west of Forsyth.
MT-117 - Mile Marker 0 to 12 (Inactive)
Fort Peck - Northeast.
MT-135 - Mile Marker 17.5 to 21.5 (Inactive)
Going south west on HWY 135 from the Intersection of HWY 200 east of Paradise to mile marker 17.5.
Work involves guradrail, signing and delineation.
MT-2/HARRISON AVENUE - Mile Marker 83.3 to 86.5 (Inactive)
Harrison Avenue - South.
Inactive until spring 2017.
MT-200/N-24 - Mile Marker .1 to .5 (Inactive)
MT 200 & Old Hwy 10-Bonner.
MT-200 - Mile Marker 220.5 to 230.2 (Inactive)
7 miles east of Jordan continuing 10 miles east.
Gravel surface from MP 226.9 to 230.2 over winter.
MT-287 - Mile Marker 1.2 to 1.2 (Inactive)
MT-7 - Mile Marker 15.8 to 23.7 (Inactive)
12.3 miles south of Baker continuing 8 miles south..
MT-80 - Mile Marker 43.1 to 48.7 (Inactive)
Arrow Creek Slide Repair - 18 miles North of Stanford.
Project is INACTIVE until the final chipseal.
MT-80 - Mile Marker 66.5 to 67.1 (Inactive)
Stanford Downtown.
Punch list work remaining, all restrictions have been removed from this project.
MT-84 - Mile Marker 6.5 to 7 (Inactive)
Norris Road.
Inactive till spring 2017.
MT-87 - Mile Marker 0 to 8.6 (Inactive)
Reynold's Pass North.
S-109/KALISPELL BYPASS - Mile Marker 2.5 to 5.2 (Inactive)
North of US-2, West of KALISPELL.
Work continues off of the roadway. Watch for equipment entering and leaving various work areas within the project.
Project WEB Site: Kalispell Bypass
S-288 - Mile Marker .6 to 1 (Inactive)
Churchill Road.
S-345 - Mile Marker 10.1 to 10.8 (Inactive)
Patterson and South 19th, Bozeman.
No construction operations scheduled this week.
S-430/CANYON FERRY DRIVE - Mile Marker .5 to 1 (Inactive)
.5 miles past the York Road intersection.
Work is temporarily suspended.
S-432 - Mile Marker 27.2 to 46.5 (Inactive)
Crack Sealing Project on South Rudyard Road.
Crack sealing--On hold due to weather.
S-568 - Mile Marker 27.8 to 27.8 (Inactive)
Fly Creek Bridge is located 0.5 miles east of the town of Pompey's Pillar and 10 miles west of Waco..
No work at this time.
S-569 - Mile Marker 14 to 18.5 (Inactive)
3.6 miles from the junction with MT-43 and extends north 4.1 miles to mm 18.5 (Moose Creek Road).
US-191 - Mile Marker 0 to 7 (Inactive)
From the Junction of MT 3 & US 191 near Harlowton going north seven miles.
Project is INACTIVE until final chipseal.
US-191 - Mile Marker 7 to 18.5 (Inactive)
7 Miles N of US-2 on US-191.
US-2/JCT ROSE CROSSING - Mile Marker 125.4 to 125.8 (Inactive)
Inactive until mid- to late-December.
US-2/JCT BIRCH GROVE - Mile Marker 128 to 128.4 (Inactive)
Crews finished installing the new advanced warning flashers. For the time being, they will both be set to flash all of the time. As soon as the trigger units are received, installed and programmed, the signs will convert to true advanced warning flashers. They will then default to off until activated by traffic approaching the intersection from the side streets.
US-2 - Mile Marker 161 to 161.3 (Inactive)
Deerlick Creek Bridge, East of WEST GLACIER.
Project in winter shutdown.
US-2 - Mile Marker 223.7 to 223.7 (Inactive)
Mile Marker 223.7 East of Browning at Junction of US-89.
Project is substantially complete.
US-2 - Mile Marker 254.6 to 256 (Inactive)
Cut Bank-Urban.
Work complete until Spring/Summer 2017.
US-20 - Mile Marker 0 to 9.4 (Inactive)
Targhee Pass.
No construction at this time.
US-212 - Mile Marker 92 to 97 (Inactive)
12 miles southeast of Broadus to 17 miles southeast of Broadus.
US-287 - Mile Marker 0 to 7.2 (Inactive)
Quake Lake Road.
US-287 - Mile Marker 16 to 17 (Inactive)
Hebgen Lake - Erosion Repair.
Project is inactive at this time.
US-310/US-212 - Mile Marker 54.7 to 54.8 (Inactive)
Railroad underpass in Laurel beginning at intersection of 1st Avenue and Railroad Street extending north to 1st Avenue and Main Street..
US-87/LEWISTOWN WALKING PATHS - Mile Marker 80 to 82.5 (Inactive)
City Loop Walking Paths - Abandoned Railroad.
US-87/US 191 / MT 200 - Mile Marker 81.4 to 81.5 (Inactive)
Lewistown West - Sidewalks.
Sidewalk work from 15th street to 13th street is INACTIVE.
US-87/US 191 / MT 200 - Mile Marker 81.5 to 82.8 (Inactive)
Lewistown Downtown Sidewalks.
US-87 - Mile Marker 82 to 82 (Inactive)
Lewistown Main Street - ADA Corners from 1st to 5th Avenue.
US-93/RESERVE ST - Mile Marker 0 to .1 (Inactive)
Between Brooks and McDonald St. on Reserve.
There will be periodic closures while modifications are made to the bridge. These should be done at night between 9:00 PM and 5:30 AM.
US-93 - Mile Marker 36.7 to 37.5 (Inactive)
North of St. Ignatius on Hwy 93 and Red Horn Rd..
US-93 - Mile Marker 46.6 to 47.9 (Inactive)
Hamilton City Limits.
US-93 - Mile Marker 83.2 to 90.9 (Inactive)
US-93 - Mile Marker 83.4 to 84 (Inactive)
Lolo city limits.
US-93/JCT MT-40 - Mile Marker 125.2 to 125.6 (Inactive)
Inactive until mid- to late-December.
MONTANA STREET/HWY 89 - Mile Marker 2.5 to 2.9 (Inactive)
Dillon - Intersection of Montana Street and Highway 89 (I-15 Business Route).
No work until epoxy striping.
CONTINENTAL DRIVE - BUTTE - Mile Marker 5.2 to 5.5 (Inactive)
Continental Drive - 4 Mile Vue to Floral.
Inactive until final striping.