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September 26, 2022

Activities:

  • The bridge’s concrete deck will be poured 9/26, 9/29, and 10/3.
    • Night work and use of no-glare lights will be used.
    • There will be increased concrete truck traffic during pours, drive cautiously.
  • The new westbound lane has limited shoulders. Please slow down.
  • In general work hours are: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., 7-days/week, weather dependent.
  • Zipper merging continues. Be courteous to merging drivers.

Construction:

Restrictions:

  • Width restrictions in place for loads 13’ and over.
  • Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided.
  • Trucks are being guided through the area M-F, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Please plan ahead.

Special Request:
Please do NOT stop in the work zone to take photos or video. This includes the bridge and shoulders areas on the interstate. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe!

Bridge work continues in preparation for pouring the concrete deck

Bridge work continues in preparation for pouring the concrete deck

September 19, 2022

Activities:

  • Night work and use of construction lights will occur several times, 9/26-10/3, while the bridge concrete deck is poured.
  • The new westbound lane has limited shoulders. Please slow down.
  • Work hours: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., 7-days/week, weather dependent.
  • Zipper merging continues. Please be courteous.

Construction:

Restrictions:

  • Width restrictions in place for loads 13’ and over.
  • Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided.
  • Trucks are being guided through the area M-F, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Please plan ahead.

Special Request:
Please do NOT stop in the work zone to take photos or video. This includes the bridge and shoulders areas on the interstate. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe!

Work continues on the westbound river bridge

Work continues on the westbound river bridge

September 12, 2022

Activities:

  • Night work is possible during the last two weeks of September.
  • The new westbound lane has limited shoulders. Please slow down.
  • Work hours: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., 7-days/week, weather dependent.
  • Zipper merging continues. Please be courteous.

Construction:

Restrictions:

  • Width restrictions in place for loads 13’ and over.
  • Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided.
  • Trucks are being guided through the area M-F, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Please plan ahead.

Special Request:
Please do NOT stop in the work zone to take photos or video. This includes the bridge and shoulders areas on the interstate. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe!

New Westbound Bridge Steel Beam and Deck Work

New Westbound Bridge Steel Beam and Deck Work

September 5, 2022

Activities:

  • No construction work over the holiday weekend, Friday afternoon or Saturday-Monday.
  • The new westbound lane has limited shoulders. Please slow down.
  • Work hours: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent.
  • Zipper merging continues. Please be courteous.

Construction:

Restrictions:

  • Width restrictions in place for loads 13’ and over.
  • Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided.
  • Trucks are being guided through the area M-F, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Please plan ahead: No wide load escorts, Monday, September 5, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Special Request:
Please do NOT stop in this work zone to take photos or video. This includes the bridge and shoulders areas on the interstate. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe with room to work!

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

Westbound Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge Arch

Westbound Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge Arch

August 29, 2022

Construction:

Activities:

  • Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes until November 2022.
  • The new westbound lane has limited shoulders. Please slow down.
  • Work hours: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., seven days a week, weather dependent.
  • Zipper merging continues. Please be courteous.

Restrictions:

  • Width restrictions in place for loads 13’ and over.
  • Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided.
  • Trucks are being guided through the area M-F, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Please plan ahead: No wide load escorts, Monday, September 5, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Special Request:
Please do NOT stop in this work zone to take photos or video. This includes the bridge and shoulders areas on the interstate. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe with room to work!

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

Work on the Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge Arch

Work on the Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge Arch

August 22, 2022

Construction:

Activities:

  • Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes until November 2022.
  • The new westbound lane has limited shoulders. Please slow down.
  • Work hours: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., seven days a week, weather dependent.
  • Zipper merging continues. Please be courteous.

Restrictions:

  • Width restrictions in place for loads 13’ and over.
  • Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided.
  • Trucks are being guided through the area M-F, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Please plan ahead: No wide load escorts, Mon., September 5, no exceptions.

Special Request:
Please do NOT stop in this work zone to take photos or video. This includes the bridge and shoulders areas on the interstate. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe with room to work!

Westbound bridge construction

Westbound bridge construction

August 15, 2022

Construction Work: Work on the new westbound river bridge continues. The bridge substructure has been completed! Other westbound bridge work includes steel bridge beam fabrication, erection, and deck formation (after which the deck will be placed).

The new westbound Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge is being reconstructed. Currently, we are backfilling the arch foundation and installing permanent retaining walls in preparation for arch section setting, which should occur the week of 8/15.

We now have two project camera views, visit: I90 Yellowstone River Project Billings - Project Camera | Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) or SCAN Web 6.0 - Camera.

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Daytime operations are generally seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent. Zipper merging in the project area continues, and we encourage drivers to be safe and courteous as lanes merge.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Special Request: For your safety and the safety of our construction workers, do NOT stop in the I 90 Yellowstone River Project, Billings, work zone to take photos or video. This includes areas on the bridge and interstate shoulders. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe! Thank you for slowing down, paying attention, and giving our crews space to safely work.

Erecting the steel beams for the new westbound river bridge

Erecting the steel beams for the new westbound river bridge.

August 8, 2022

Construction Work: Update for this weekend: limited weekend work (August 6-7, 2022).

The new westbound Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge is being reconstructed. Currently, we are backfilling the arch foundation and installing permanent retaining walls in preparation for arch section setting, which should occur the week of 8/15.

Work on the new westbound river bridge continues with completion of the substructure! Other westbound bridge work includes steel bridge beam fabrication and erection, after which the deck will be placed.

We now have two project camera views, visit: I90 Yellowstone River Project Billings - Project Camera | Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) or SCAN Web 6.0 - Camera.

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Daytime operations are generally seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent. Zipper merging in the project area continues, and we encourage drivers to be safe and courteous as lanes merge.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Special Request: For your safety and the safety of our construction workers, do NOT stop in the I 90 Yellowstone River Project, Billings, work zone to take photos or video. This includes areas on the bridge and interstate shoulders. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe! Thank you for slowing down, paying attention, and giving our crews space to safely work.

Erecting the steel girders for the new westbound bridge

August 1, 2022

Construction Work: The new westbound Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge is being reconstructed. Currently, we are backfilling the arch foundation and installing permanent retaining walls in preparation for arch section setting. Work on the new westbound river bridge continues with steel bridge beam fabrication and erection in progress, and bridge deck forming and reinforcing to occur as steel erection progress allows. View the project camera.

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Daytime operations are generally seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent. Zipper merging in the project area continues, and we encourage drivers to be safe and courteous as lanes merge.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Special Request: For your safety and the safety of our construction workers, do NOT stop in the I 90 Yellowstone River Project, Billings, work zone to take photos or video. This includes areas on the bridge and interstate shoulders. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe! Thank you for slowing down, paying attention, and giving our crews space to safely work.

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July 25, 2022

Construction Work: The project work bridge was damaged during the June flooding event, but has been repaired. Work on the I 90 westbound bridge has resumed.
NOTE: the work bridge is designed and built to support crews and equipment during construction of the new bridges.

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Daytime operations are generally seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent. Zipper merging in the project area continues, and we encourage drivers to be safe and courteous as lanes merge.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Special Request: Drivers are using the “zipper merge” method while merging into one lane in both the east- and westbound lanes throughout the I 90 Yellowstone River Project, Billings, work zone. Zipper merging is the safest, quickest, and most courteous way to merge. When traffic is congested and a lane is closed ahead, drivers wait until a designated merge point to take turns moving into the open lane like a zipper.

be a zipper

July 18, 2022

Construction Work: Zipper merging in the project area begins 7/18/22. The project work bridge was damaged during the June flooding event. Due to the high-water level and safety concerns for the construction crews, MDT and the construction contractor were not able to ascertain the damage to the work bridge until recently. The project team is currently fixing the work bridge and we will have updates next week. Work on the I 90 westbound bridge continues but minor delays are expected.
NOTE: the work bridge is designed and built to support crews and equipment during construction of the new bridges.

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Daytime operations are generally seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Special Request: For your safety and the safety of our construction workers, do NOT stop in the I 90 Yellowstone River Project, Billings, work zone to take photos or video. This includes areas on the bridge and interstate shoulders. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe! Thank you for slowing down, paying attention, and giving our crews space to safely work.

be a zipper

Drivers will be asked to use the “zipper merge” method while merging into one lane in both the east- and westbound lanes throughout the I 90 Yellowstone River Project, Billings, work zone. Zipper merging is the safest, quickest, and most courteous way to merge. When traffic is congested and a lane is closed ahead, drivers wait until a designated merge point to take turns moving into the open lane like a zipper.

July 11, 2022

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Daytime operations are generally seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent.

Construction Work: Zipper merging in the project area begins 7/18/22. Due to the June flooding event, the schedule for the westbound Yellowstone River bridge has been reorganized but work continues.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Special Request: For your safety and the safety of our construction workers, do NOT stop in the I 90 Yellowstone River Project, Billings, work zone to take photos or video. This includes areas on the bridge and interstate shoulders. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe! Thank you for slowing down, paying attention, and giving our crews space to safely work.

Man wearing a seatbelt.

DID YOU KNOW…
Seatbelts have been around since 1885. That’s 137 YEARS!
Commit to always buckling up before you go.
Let’s ride in style like those who traveled before us.

July 4, 2022

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Daytime operations are generally seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent.
Note: No construction work starting July 1 (midday) through July 4, 2022..

Construction Work: Asphalt paving of the westbound lane between the new Yellowstone River bridge and Talen structure has been completed. Due to the June flooding event, the schedule for the westbound Yellowstone River bridge has been reorganized but work continues.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.
Note: NO OVERSIZE ESCORTS Monday, July 4, 2022..

Special Request: For your safety and the safety of our construction workers, do NOT stop in the I 90 Yellowstone River Project, Billings, work zone to take photos or video. This includes areas on the bridge and interstate shoulders. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe! Thank you for slowing down, paying attention, and giving our crews space to safely work.

From our family to yours, happy 4th of July! Buckle up, drive sober, and enjoy the festivities

June 27, 2022

Special Request:

For your safety and the safety of our construction workers, do NOT stop in the I 90 Yellowstone River Project, Billings, work zone to take photos or video. This includes areas on the bridge and interstate shoulders. Help us keep drivers and construction workers safe! Thank you for slowing down, paying attention, and giving our crews space to safely work.

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Daytime operations are generally seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent.
Note: No construction work July 2-4, 2022..

Construction Work: Asphalt paving of the westbound lane between the new Yellowstone River bridge and Talen structure has been completed. Due to the June flooding event, the schedule for the westbound Yellowstone River bridge has been reorganized but work continues.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.
Note: NO OVERSIZE ESCORTS Monday, July 4, 2022.

yellowstone river

June 20, 2022

Special Request: For your safety and the safety of our construction workers, do NOT stop in the work zone to take photos or video including on the bridge or project shoulders. Thank you!

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Daytime operations are generally seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent.
Note: No construction work July 2-4, 2022.

Construction Work: Asphalt paving of the westbound lane between the new Yellowstone River bridge and Talen structure continues. Due to the flooding, work on the westbound Yellowstone River bridge is on hold while engineers inspect the work bridge. We’ll update you when we have more information.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.
Note: NO OVERSIZE ESCORTS Monday, July 4, 2022.

June 13, 2022

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Daytime operations are now seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent.

Construction Work: The new westbound Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge is being reconstructed. Currently steel piling is being installed, which will serve as the structure foundation. The new westbound river bridge foundations are still being constructed, including installing formwork and reinforcing steel cages for the bridge substructure, and continuing to pour concrete for the drilled shaft pier foundations. Asphalt paving of the westbound lane between the new Yellowstone River bridge and Talon structure has started!

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

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Safety tips for the traveling public!

  • Drive Sober
  • Buckle Up
  • Slow Down
  • Stay Alert
  • Share the Road
  • Secure your Load
  • Expect the Unexpected

May 23 - June 5, 2022

Activities: Construction update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Daytime operations are seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent. Note: No construction work will occur over the Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30.

Construction Work:

The new westbound Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge is being reconstructed. Currently steel piling is being installed, which will serve as the structure foundation. The new westbound river bridge foundations are still being constructed, including installing formwork and reinforcing steel cages for the bridge substructure, and continuing to pour concrete for the drilled shaft pier foundations.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m. No wide load escorts on Memorial Day.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive distracted, and put your phone down please! Maintain posted speeds and no stopping or slowing in travel lanes unless it is an emergency. Please be alert to new traffic patterns and expect short delays.

Construction of Westbound River Bridge Foundations

Construction of Westbound River Bridge Foundations

May 16, 2022

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Daytime operations are now seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent. Note: No construction work over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30.

Construction Work:

The new westbound Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge is being reconstructed. Currently steel piling is being installed which will serve as the structure foundation. The new westbound river bridge foundations are still being constructed, including

  • installing formwork and reinforcing steel cages for the bridge substructure, and
  • continuing to pour concrete for the drilled shaft pier foundations.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive distracted, and put your phone down please! Maintain posted speeds and no stopping or slowing in travel lanes unless it is an emergency. Please be alert to new traffic patterns and expect short delays.

Placing Concrete for the Bridge Pier Columns

Placing Concrete for the Bridge Pier Columns

May 9, 2022

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Daytime operations are now seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent.

Construction Work:

The new westbound Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge is being reconstructed, and construction of the new westbound bridge foundations is underway, including

  • drilling large holes, just over 6 feet in diameter, deep into the riverbed,
  • installing preassembled reinforcing steel cages into the excavations, and then
  • filling the shafts with concrete.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive distracted, and put your phone down please! Maintain posted speeds and no stopping or slowing in travel lanes unless it is an emergency. Please be alert to new traffic patterns and expect short delays.

I90 Yellowstone River Project Billings Construction April 2022

May 2, 2022

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Daytime operations are now seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent.

Construction Work:

The existing westbound Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge has been removed. Construction of the new westbound bridge foundations is underway, including

  • drilling large holes, just over 6 feet in diameter, deep into the riverbed,
  • installing preassembled reinforcing steel cages into the excavations, and then
  • filling the shafts with concrete.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive distracted, and put your phone down please! Maintain posted speeds and no stopping or slowing in travel lanes unless it is an emergency. Please be alert to new traffic patterns and expect short delays.

April 25, 2022

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has a limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Daytime operations are now seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent.

Construction Work:

  • The existing westbound Talen Energy Rail Spur Bridge is currently being removed. Construction of the new westbound bridge foundations is underway, including
    • drilling large diameter holes deep into the ground,
    • installing preassembled reinforcing steel cages into the excavated holes, and then
    • filling the holes with concrete.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 feet and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive distracted, and put your phone down please! Maintain posted speeds and no stopping or slowing in travel lanes unless it is an emergency. Please be alert to new traffic patterns and expect short delays.

We Remember graphic

We remember our loved ones, our friends, our neighbors.

Drive every day to protect those who work to serve our road systems. Let’s keep them safe.

April 18, 2022

Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Daytime operations are now seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weather dependent. No work Easter Sunday.

Construction Work:

  • The existing westbound bridge over the Yellowstone River has been 100% removed.
  • Construction of the new westbound bridge foundations are underway including:
    • Drilling large diameter holes deep into the ground.
    • Installing preassembled reinforcing steel cages into the excavated holes.
    • Then filling the holes with concrete.
  • The existing westbo

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 ft and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive distracted, and put your phone down please! Maintain posted speeds and no stopping or slowing in travel lanes unless it is an emergency. Please be alert to new traffic patterns and expect short delays.

NWA

A work zone crew member maintains duties that place him or her within the right-of-way of a street or highway.

Drive every day to protect those who work to serve our road systems. Let’s keep them safe.

April 11, 2022

Current Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Maintain posted speeds and no stopping or slowing in either lane is advised. Daytime operations are now seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Please be alert to new traffic patterns and expect short delays!

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 ft and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

NWA

April is National Work Zone Awareness.

Construction zone workers are your neighbors. Let’s keep them safe.

April 4, 2022

Current Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Maintain posted speeds and no stopping or slowing in either lane is advised. Daytime operations are now seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Please be alert to new traffic patterns and expect short delays!

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 ft and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

March 28, 2022

Current Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Maintain posted speeds and no stopping or slowing in either lane is advised. Daytime operations are now seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Please be alert to new traffic patterns and expect short delays!

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 ft and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Freight and wide loads are advised to take an alternate route when possible.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

March 21, 2022

Current Activities: :Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Westbound traffic has been detoured through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes and will remain this way until November 2022. The new westbound lane has limited shoulder because of the temporary concrete barrier in place for your safety and the safety of our work crews. Maintain posted speeds and no stopping or slowing in either lane is advised. Daytime operations are now seven days/week from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Please be alert to new traffic patterns, slow down, and expect short delays!

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 ft and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Freight and wide loads are advised to take an alternate route when possible.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

March 14, 2022

Current Activities: : Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. MDT will detour both westbound lanes through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes. Daytime operations are now seven days/week from 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Please be alert to new traffic patterns, slow down, and expect short delays!

Restrictions: Width restrictions will begin Wednesday, 3/16/22, weather dependent, for loads 13 ft and over. Wide load accommodations and staging areas will be provided, and trucks will be chauffeured through the construction area from 3:30-5:30 a.m. Freight and wide loads are advised to take an alternate route when possible.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

March 7, 2022

Current Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Work continues on the construction work bridge, and, weather dependent, MDT will begin setting up a single lane closure on the eastbound roadway. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings. Please travel safely.

Upcoming Activities (March 14, 2022): Weather permitting, the westbound lane will be transitioned through crossovers to a two-way configuration in the eastbound lane.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

February 28, 2022

Current Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Work continues on the construction work bridge, but no roadway or ramp work is planned. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings. Please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

February 21, 2022

Current Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Work continues on the construction work bridge, but no roadway or ramp work is planned. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings. Please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

February 14, 2022

Current Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Work continues on the construction work bridge, but no roadway or ramp work is planned. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings. Please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

February 7, 2022

No Current Activities: No construction work will take place on I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down.

January 31, 2022

Current Activities: Construction on I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange will require closure of one westbound lane for one day only and the timing is weather dependent. Pay attention to lane closures and traffic control devices. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings.

The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down.

January 24, 2022

Current Activities: Construction on I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange will require closure of one eastbound lane Monday and Tuesday, 1/24-25/2022, weather dependent. Pay attention to lane closures and traffic control devices. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings.

The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

January 17, 2022

Current Activities: I 90 construction between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange will require closure of one eastbound lane. Pay close attention to lane closures and traffic control devices. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings.

The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Monday is a state holiday so there will be no construction work. Please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

January 10, 2022

Current Activities: I 90 construction between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange will require the periodic closure of one lane of traffic on the eastbound lanes (work is weather dependent). Pay close attention to lane closures and traffic control devices. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings. Please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

January 3, 2022

Current Activities: Weekly update for I 90 between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange. Work continues on the construction work bridge, but no roadway or ramp work is planned. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings. Please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

December 20 & 27, 2021

Current Activities: I 90 construction between the 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange will require the closure of one lane of traffic on the westbound lanes for two days only (12/20-21/2021). Pay close attention to lane closures and traffic control devices. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. No construction work on 12/24/21 and 12/31/2021. Happy Holidays and please travel safely!

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

December 13, 2021

Current Activities: I 90 construction between the 27th Street and Lockwood Interchanges will require the closure of one lane of traffic on both the eastbound and westbound lanes. Pay close attention to lane closures and traffic control devices. No ramp work is planned. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings. Weather and daylight hours are changing, so please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

December 6 and 13, 2021

Current Activities: I 90 between 27th Street and Lockwood Interchanges, both east and westbound lanes including all ramps, will be open. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings. Weather and daylight hours are changing so please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

November 22 and 29, 2021

Current Activities: Both lanes of I 90 eastbound and westbound including all ramps are open. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed due to work below and next to the existing bridges. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings. Weather and daylight hours are changing so please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

Drivers are reminded to wear your seat belt, don’t drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

November 15, 2021

Plan Ahead!

Current Activities: Next week both eastbound lanes of I 90 between the 27th Street and Lockwood Interchanges will open (westbound is currently open). Shoulder work on the eastbound lane near 27th Street is expected. No ramp work is planned. Expect short delays.

Pile driving begins for the temporary work platforms that will be used to construct the new westbound bridge. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed. Portable lights may be used in the mornings and evenings. Weather and daylight hours are changing so please travel safely.

Restrictions: Currently, there are no wide load restrictions.

All drivers are reminded to slow down, follow all posted signs, and watch for crews working in this busy work zone. Always wear your seat belt, don't drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

November 8, 2021

Plan Ahead!

Current Activities: I 90 between 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange will be open to single-lane traffic, both east and westbound this week. The 27th Street off- and on-ramps will also be open. Expect short delays.

The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed. Daytime construction will continue through the weekend. Portable lights may be used in the morning and evening. Tree removal is planned for this week. Weather and daylight hours are changing so please travel safely.

Upcoming activities: Opening two lanes of traffic for both I 90 westbound and eastbound are scheduled for mid-November, weather permitting.

Restrictions: Wide load width restrictions will be lifted the week of November 8, 2021.

All drivers are reminded to slow down, follow all posted signs, and watch for crews working in this busy work zone. Always wear your seat belt, don't drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

November 1, 2021

Current Activities: Plan Ahead! I 90 between 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange weekly construction update. The I 90 westbound lane accommodates two-way traffic and the westbound 27th Street off-ramp remains open. The eastbound lane and 27th Street on-ramp are closed. Expect short delays.

The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed. Daytime construction will continue through the weekend. Portable lights may be used in the morning and evening. Weather and daylight hours are changing so please travel safely.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 ft and over. Wide load accommodations and staging areas have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Freight and wide loads are advised to take an alternate route when possible.

All drivers are reminded to slow down, follow all posted signs, and watch for crews working in this busy work zone. Always wear your seat belt, don't drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

October 25, 2021

Current Activities: Plan Ahead! I 90 between 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange currently has single-lane traffic, both east and westbound. Starting October 25, 2021, a change to two-way traffic on the westbound lane and closure of the eastbound lane and 27th Street on-ramp are planned (weather permitting). The westbound 27th Street off-ramp will remain open. Expect short delays.

The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed. Construction activities may continue through the weekend, but no night work is immediately planned. Tree removal is planned for this week.

The weather and hours of daylight are changing, please be alert to new traffic patterns and travel safely.

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 ft and over. Wide load accommodations and staging areas have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Freight and wide loads are advised to take an alternate route when possible.

All drivers are reminded to slow down, follow all posted signs, and watch for crews working in this busy work zone. Always wear your seat belt, don't drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

October 19, 2021

Current Activities: Plan Ahead! I 90 between 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange will be open to single-lane traffic, both east and westbound, the rest of this week. The westbound 27th Street off-ramp is open. Expect short delays.

The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges remains closed. Construction activities may continue through the weekend, but no night work is immediately planned. Tree removal is planned for this week. Please travel safely.

Upcoming Activities: A change to two-way traffic on the westbound lane and closure of the eastbound lane and 27th Street on-ramp are planned for next week (weather permitting).

All drivers are reminded to slow down, follow all posted signs, and watch for crews working in this busy work zone. Always wear your seat belt, don't drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

October 18, 2021

Current Activities: Plan Ahead! I 90 between 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange is down to one lane in each direction. Two-way traffic on the eastbound lane and the westbound 27th Street off-ramp should open this week. Two-way traffic on the westbound lane and closure of the eastbound 27th Street on-ramp are planned for this week too (weather permitting). Expect short delays.

The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges are closed. Construction activities may continue through the weekend, but no night work is immediately planned. Tree removal is also planned for this week. Please travel safely.

Restrictions: Restrictions are in place for loads 13 ft and over. Wide load accommodations and staging areas have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Freight and wide loads are advised to take an alternate route when possible.

All drivers are reminded to slow down, follow all posted signs, and watch for crews working in this busy work zone. Always wear your seat belt, don't drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

October 11, 2021

Current Activities: Plan Ahead! I 90 between 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange is down to one lane in each direction. Two-way traffic on the eastbound lane and closure of the westbound 27th Street off-ramp have occurred but should be open mid-October. Expect short delays. Construction activities may continue through the weekend, but no night work is immediately planned.

Future Activities: Two-way traffic on the westbound lane and closure of the eastbound 27th Street on-ramp are planned for mid-October (weather permitting).

Restrictions: Width restrictions are in place for loads 13 ft and over. Wide load accommodations and a staging area have been provided, and trucks are being chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Freight and wide loads are advised to take an alternate route when possible.

All drivers are reminded to slow down, follow all posted signs, and watch for crews working in this busy work zone. Always wear your seat belt, don't drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

October 4, 2021

Current Activities: Plan Ahead! I 90 between 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange is down to one lane in each direction. Two-way traffic on the eastbound lane and closure of the westbound 27th Street off-ramp have occurred. The 27th Street off-ramp will be open early to mid-October. Expect short delays. The Jim Dutcher Trail at the Yellowstone River Bridges will close early October and will remain closed until the project is complete and a new trail is constructed. Construction activities may continue through the weekend, but no night work is immediately planned. Tree removal is planned for this week.

Future Activities: Two-way traffic on the westbound lane and closure of the eastbound 27th Street on-ramp are planned for mid-October (weather permitting).

Restrictions: Upcoming width restrictions for loads 13 ft and over. Restrictions start at the end of September. Wide load accommodations and a staging area will be provided, and trucks will be chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Freight and wide loads are advised to take an alternate route when possible.

All drivers are reminded to slow down, follow all posted signs, and watch for crews working in this busy work zone. Always wear your seat belt, don't drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

September 27, 2021

Current Activities: Plan Ahead! I 90 between 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange is down to one lane in each direction. Two-way traffic on the eastbound lane and closure of the westbound 27th Street off-ramp are planned for late September (weather permitting). The 27th Street off-ramp will be closed for about 10 days. Expect short delays.

Future Activities: The Jim Dutcher Trail will be closed early October at the Yellowstone River Bridges. Two-way traffic on the westbound lane and closure of the eastbound 27th Street on-ramp are planned in late October (weather permitting).

Restrictions: Upcoming width restrictions for loads 13 ft and over. Restrictions start at the end of September. Wide load accommodations and a staging area will be provided, and trucks will be chauffeured through the construction area Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m. Freight and wide loads are advised to take an alternate route when possible.

All drivers are reminded to slow down, follow all posted signs, and watch for crews working in this busy work zone. Always wear your seat belt, don't drive impaired, and put your phone down please.

September 20, 2021

I 90 between 27th Street Interchange and Lockwood Interchange is down to one lane in each direction. Construction for crossover traffic continues. Expect short delays.

Plan ahead: Two-way traffic on the westbound lane and closure of the westbound 27th Street off-ramp are planned in late-September (weather permitting).

Restrictions: There are no wide-load restrictions at this time. Freight and wide loads are advised to take an alternate route when possible.

All drivers are reminded to slow down, follow all posted signs, and watch for crews working in this busy work zone. Always wear your seat belt, don't drive impaired, and put your phone down please.