Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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Public Involvement Baxter-Love Roundabout Project

Baxter-Love Roundabout  project logo

Project Overview

SF 149 Baxter/Love Safety Improvements

The Baxter Lane and Love Lane intersection is located in Gallatin County approximately six miles west of Bozeman.

This intersection has had numerous crashes in recent years. Growth in the area is expected to increase the number of motorists using the intersection. If left unchanged, traffic safety issues are likely to increase.

MDT performed a traffic study examining the crashes that have occurred at the intersection and analyzing current and future projected levels of traffic. After evaluation, MDT has determined that the most feasible and effective solution to improve safety at the intersection is to install a single-lane roundabout.

Project Location Map

Baxter/Love Safety Improvements Map
Baxter/Love Safety Improvements Map
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Planned Improvements

MDT will construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Baxter and Love Lanes. The design of the roundabout will be similar to the roundabout at the intersection of Cottonwood Road and Stucky Road.

Intersection improvements include:


  • One 18-foot travel lane.
  • A 14-foot wide "truck apron" which is a slightly raised surface that allows large trucks to make turns.
  • Concrete pavement throughout the intersection.
  • LED lighting, curb, gutters and no-maintenance landscaping in the center median.

Baxter Lane and Love Lane

  • 12-foot travel lanes and 4-foot shoulders.

UPN 8829000