Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director

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Highway 200 Reconstruction: Jordan to Brockway

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Monthly Updates

May, 2021

  • Spring has finally arrived, and construction is well underway on the Little Dry Creek-East project.
  • Crews are continuing with excavation and culvert installation on the east half of the project. The existing roadway is being removed and traffic is traveling on gravel road and detours in several sections. Drivers can expect reduced speeds to 35 mph, stop lights, and pilot cars. A 14-foot width restriction is also in place. Please plan ahead and allow extra time to travel through the work zone.
  • roadway reconstruction
  • Steel casing pipes are being installed under the existing roadway using a process called jack and bore. This process involves creating two pits on either side of the roadway, one for sending and one for receiving. A machine, called a jack and bore machine, digs a horizontal hole under the roadway. The pipe can then be installed in the newly bored hole without disturbing the surface above.
  • weld steel casing
  • Crews continue to install wildlife-friendly fencing in several areas. Wildlife friendly fencing is especially designed to contain livestock, while reducing the risk of injury to wildlife.
  • wildlife fence
  • Remember the three S’s of work zone safety: speed, space and stress. Slow down when approaching work zones and follow posted speed limits. Leave adequate braking room between your vehicle and the one ahead of you. Keep your cool, pay attention, and plan for delays.
  • Text updates are available. To sign up, text LITTLEDRYCREEK to 41411.
  • Monthly project updates will continue to be provided on the first Friday of each month throughout construction. If you have questions, please reach out by calling our project hotline at 406-207-4484 or sending an email to kristine@bigskypublicrelations.com. We are here to help address your concerns during this project.

Previous Updates

April, 2021

  • Construction has begun on the Little Dry Creek – East project. The project area begins at the Little Dry Creek Bridge and continues roughly seven miles to the Flowing Wells rest area.
  • Wickens Construction is currently working on excavation and embankment operations and installing a new culvert. Wildlife-friendly fencing is also being added in various areas. The majority of this work is happening in the middle of the project and will progress east.
  • There are currently no impacts to the existing roadway. Drivers can expect reduced speeds to 35 mph as they travel through the project area as a measure of protection for crews working near the roadway shoulder.
  • Remember the three S’s of work zone safety: speed, space, and stress. Slow down when approaching work zones and follow posted speed limits. Leave adequate braking room between your vehicle and the one ahead of you. Keep your cool, pay attention, and plan for delays.
  • Text updates are available. To sign up, text LITTLEDRYCREEK to 41411.
  • Monthly project updates will continue to be provided on the first Friday of each month throughout construction. If you have questions, please reach out by calling our project hotline at 406-207-4484 or sending an email to kristine@bigskypublicrelations.com. We are here to help address your concerns during this project.