Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director

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Project Overview

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Schellinger Construction crews have completed the embankment, or foundation soil, placement portion of the US Highway 87 - Great Falls project between Dent Bridge Road and Great Bear Avenue. Thank you for your patience during this process.

As you know, embankment was unloaded on both sides of the road this fall and early winter and was left to settle. This will create a solid foundation for road widening work beginning this spring. This spring’s roadwork will introduce both passing lanes and turning lanes throughout this seven-mile stretch. The goal of this project is to increase the flow of traffic and provide safer roadways for all.

MDT will inform the public and media as to when full road construction will officially begin next spring. The schedule will be largely dependent upon the weather, as warm and dry conditions are crucial for successful roadway work. Crews anticipate working from spring of 2021 through November of 2021. The majority of roadwork will be completed next year. Then, in 2022, workers will return briefly to finish painting and chip sealing the road.

Drivers should not experience any further delays this winter.

Please call 406-207-4484 text GREATFALLSNORTH to 41411 or email Becca at with any questions or to sign up for project updates.

This will be the last update until spring approaches.

Project Map

Water truck cooling the new pavement on East Main Street.
Great Falls North Project Map
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