The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is working to reconstruct nearly 37 miles of MT Highway 200 between Jordan and Brockway to improve safety and access for all users.
Highway 200 was built in the early to mid-1900s and not constructed to accommodate today’s larger-sized vehicles. Reconstruction will bring the highway into modern design standards by widening the roadway, adding shoulders, and increasing lines of sight.
It’s a big project comprised of five sections that will take several years to complete. However, MDT crews and contractors are committed to building a better road with minimal inconvenience to the traveling public.
Highway 200 Jordan to Brockway improvements include:
- Wider roadway with 12-foot travel lanes and 6-foot shoulders
- Improved horizontal and vertical road alignment
- Rumble strips on the centerline and shoulders
- Flattened slopes on the side of the roadway
- New drainage structures and bridge over Little Dry Creek
- Additional signage and striping
- Wildlife-friendly fencing in various areas
How will this impact me?
During construction season, there will be traffic reconfigurations, temporary signals, and reduced speeds. Short delays of up to 15 minutes may occur.
What will this cost?
The cost to reconstruct all 37 miles of MT Highway 200 is estimated at $75 - $95 million. Like most MDT projects, much of the funding, between 86 - 100%, will come from federal sources. The remaining funds will come from Montana Gas Tax funds.
Currently Under Construction
Section 1: Little Dry Creek - East
The first section of the Highway 200 Reconstruction project to be built is Little Dry Creek - East. In spring 2021, crews began construction on a just over 7-mile segment between the Little Dry Creek Bridge and the Flowing Wells rest area. Construction will continue into 2022, with the goal to complete this phase by late summer.
Section 2: Junction 462 East & West
In spring 2022, crews will begin construction on the second section of the Highway 200 Reconstruction project, Junction 462 East & West. This section includes reconstructing just over 9 miles of Highway 200, from about 17 miles east of Jordan to just east of the Little Dry Creek Bridge. The scope of work also includes a new bridge to be built over Little Dry Creek.