The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and VSS International Inc. will be completing pavement preservation work between Armington Junction and Raynesford along US Highway 87 (US 87).
This project will rehabilitate approximately ten miles of US 87 by scrub sealing, rut filling, and adding new pavement markings. A scrub seal is where asphalt and crushed rock are placed on a pavement surface.
In addition to preserving the road surface, the project will rehabilitate nine bridges. The rehabilitation will include repairs and safety enhancements to each bridge deck.
The result will be improved roadway conditions that accommodate future traffic increases and heavy truck travel, enhance safety features, and extend the service life of the roadway.
MDT and VSS International Inc. will begin construction in July 2023. The Armington Junction East project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2023, weather and other factors permitting.
Impacts on the Public
During work hours, motorists on US 87 should expect short delays, flaggers and signals controlling the movement of traffic, single-lane restrictions, and reduced speed limits. MDT and VSS International Inc. will maintain traffic flow but rely on you to keep roadway crews safe.
When traveling during construction season, watch for the “cone zone” and workers on the highway. These workers spend their days working a short distance from fast-moving vehicles, and while they make every effort to work safely, they count on you to pay attention, slow down and be careful as you pass through a work zone.