Montana Department of Transportation

Active Project

Rouse-Oak / Story Mill

For the week of August 13:

During the week of August 13, Knife River crews will be finishing repairs and smoothing out the roadway in preparation for final roadway striping. Crews will also be conducting general clean up throughout the site. Landscaping effort, including grass seeding, will start in October when the weather cools.

Through traffic is advised to use alternate routes and to plan additional travel time as traffic congestion may cause delays.

Work Schedule

Crews will be working 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.

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Project Overview

Headed by general contractor, Knife River, construction of this project began on November 16, 2016 with minor exploratory excavation and utility location and continued through mid December of 2017. The project then shut down for the winter of 2016/17 and resumed in April 2017. Work continued in 2017 until it was paused again during the winter of 2017/18 and resumed again as of the beginning of April 2018.

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 June, 2018, weather permitting, with seeding to follow.

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.