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September 16, 2022

Construction activities have now been completed for MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. Workers have finished installing new signage, mailboxes, and final epoxy pavement markings along the three-mile project route. And a new steel handrail was mounted this week on the retaining wall for the path adjacent to the roadway, which is officially reopened to bikers and pedestrians.

Traffic continues to flow smoothly on the newly paved highway and controls have been removed through the work area. Drivers should continue to observe the 55-mph speed limit and other signage on the project route, and also watch for workers who will be seeding the right-of-ways alongside the roadway shoulders in October.

The Montana Department of Transportation and Riverside Contracting thank you again for your patience and cooperation for the duration of this project. It has added a new center turn lane to improve traffic flow and local access, as well as incorporate safety improvements along this important travel corridor connecting Paradise Valley to Livingston.

This will be the last weekly update for the Livingston South US Highway 89 project posted to the this webpage. We appreciate your participation in receiving regular updates and providing comments, which helps MDT do its job of building and maintaining the roads and bridges that connect Montana’s communities. Thank you!

September 8, 2022

Wrap-up activities are continuing for MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. This week, crews are laying down final epoxy pavement markings along the three-mile project route.

Next week, the new steel handrail is expected to be installed on the pedestrian/bike path that runs adjacent to the roadway. For safety reasons, please do not bike on this portion of the path until work has been completed.

In October, seeding with native grass will commence alongside the highway. Traffic is flowing smoothly through the work area. Drivers should continue to obey signage and traffic controls as they move along the project route. The speed limit may change when workers are on the road shoulders, but will be 55 mph for non-working hours and when workers are well off the roadway. Please remain vigilant regarding the road crews and drive carefully past them.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience and cooperation. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be largely completed by September.

For project updates, please check this webpage for weekly alerts. You can also receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

September 1, 2022

Wrap-up activities continue to proceed for MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. This week, work crews are installing signage and new mailboxes along the three-mile project route.

Next week, a new steel handrail is scheduled to be installed on the pedestrian/bike path that runs adjacent to the roadway. For safety reasons, please do not bike on this portion of the path at this time. In September, final epoxy pavement markings are due to be placed, and seeding with native grass will commence alongside the highway in October.

Traffic is flowing smoothly through the work area. Drivers should obey signage and traffic controls as they move along the project route. The speed limit may change when workers are on the road shoulders, but will be 55 mph for non-working hours and when workers are well off the roadway. Please remain vigilant regarding the road crews and drive carefully past them.

No work will take place over the Labor Day weekend holiday, with activities wrapping up by 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 2 and resuming on Tuesday, September 6.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience and cooperation. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be largely completed by September.

In addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

Make a Sober Ride Part of Your Labor Day Plans
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. As part of a nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization running from August 15 through September 6, 2022, law enforcement agencies and the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) will be increasing patrols to watch for and stop impaired drivers on Montana’s roadways. Before you make plans to travel for Labor Day weekend, plan for safe, sober transportation and insist your friends and family do the same. Remember to always buckle up before you go, as using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and impaired driving prevention.

August 25, 2022

Wrap-up activities are continuing for MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. This week crews completed the fencing on the project and installed sign posts. The posts are mounted in a soil cement so the cement will cure for a week before crews can hang the new signs. Next week, MDT is scheduled to install the sign faces as well as the new mail boxes. Installation of the steel handrail for the pedestrian/bike path is scheduled to begin on September 6. For safety reasons, please do not bike on this portion of the path at this time. In September, final epoxy pavement markings are due to be placed, and seeding with native grass will commence along the roadway in October.

Traffic is flowing smoothly through the work area. Motorists should obey signage and traffic controls as they drive along the project route. The speed limit may change when workers are on the road shoulders, but will be 55 mph for non-working hours and when workers are well off the roadway. Please remain vigilant regarding the road crews and drive carefully past them. No work will take place over the Labor Day Weekend, from 3:00 p.m. Friday September 2 through Monday September 5.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience and cooperation. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be largely completed by August.

In addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

Make a Sober Ride Part of Your Labor Day Plans
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. As part of a nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization running from August 15 through September 6, 2022, law enforcement agencies and the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) will be increasing patrols to watch for and stop impaired drivers on Montana’s roadways. Before you make plans to travel for Labor Day weekend, plan for safe, sober transportation and insist your friends and family do the same. Remember to always buckle up before you go, as using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and impaired driving prevention.

August 18, 2022

Wrap-up activities are proceeding for MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. Crews are on site this week working on fencing items along the newly paved three-mile stretch of highway.

Next week crews expect to begin placing new signage on the shoulders of the new roadway and will continue with other work, including mailboxes. In September, final epoxy pavement markings are due to be placed, and seeding with native grass will commence in October alongside the highway.

Work also is continuing on the new pedestrian/bike path. The short section of the trail behind the retaining wall remains closed until the installation of a new steel handrail, which MDT hopes to have completed shortly. For safety reasons, please do not bike on this portion of the path at this time.

Traffic is flowing smoothly through the work area. Motorists should obey signage and traffic controls as they drive along the project route. The speed limit may change when workers are on the road shoulders, but will be 55 mph for non-working hours and when workers are well off the roadway. Please remain vigilant regarding the road crews and drive carefully past them.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience and cooperation. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be largely completed by August.

In addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

Make a Sober Ride Part of Your Labor Day Plans
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. As part of a nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization running from August 15 through September 6, 2022, law enforcement agencies and the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) will be increasing patrols to watch for and stop impaired drivers on Montana’s roadways. Before you make plans to travel for Labor Day weekend, plan for safe, sober transportation and insist your friends and family do the same. Remember to always buckle up before you go, as using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and impaired driving prevention.

August 11, 2022

Wrap-up work continues this week on MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. Crews with Riverside Contracting have completed chip sealing and laid down interim pavement striping along the newly paved three-mile stretch of highway. The sidewalks are also completed.

Next week, crews will begin placing posts for new signage along the roadway and pedestrian/bike trail, and also proceed with other work on the shoulders of the new roadway, including mailboxes, painting, and fencing. In September, final epoxy pavement markings are due to be placed, and seeding with native grass will commence in October alongside the highway.

Work continues on the new pedestrian/bike path. The short section of the trail behind the retaining wall will remain closed until the installation of a new steel handrail, which is being fabricated and will likely be a few more weeks before it can be put in place. Please do not bike on this portion of the path at this time.

Traffic is continuing to flow smoothly through the work area. Motorists should obey signage and traffic controls as they drive along the project route. The speed limit may change when workers are on the road shoulders, but will be 55 mph for non-working hours and when workers are well off the roadway. Please remain vigilant regarding the road crews and drive safely past them.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience and cooperation. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be largely completed by August.

In addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

100 Deadliest Days: A Reminder to Stay Safe and Vigilant in Your Summer Travels
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. This period is known nationally as the "100 Deadliest Days of Summer," and has historically represented an increase in crashes and crash fatalities on our roadways due to greater traffic volumes and clear travel conditions that lower drivers' guards. Before you make plans to travel this summer, commit to safe, lawful behavior and remain vigilant in sharing Montana's roadways with all system users. Never operate a motor vehicle while impaired. If you're driving a vehicle, buckle up before you go and insist your friends and family do the same. Using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and impaired driving prevention.

August 4, 2022

Wrap-up work is progressing well this week on MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. Crews with Riverside Contracting have completed chip sealing the newly paved road surface, to improve skid resistance and prevent water from penetrating the asphalt, and have proceeded with laying down interim pavement striping along the three-mile stretch of highway.

As these projects are completed, crews are working over the next few weeks on activities on the shoulders of the new roadway, including new signposts, mailbox posts, painting, fencing, and sidewalks. In September, final epoxy pavement markings are due to be placed, and seeding will commence in October with native grass alongside the highway.

The new pedestrian/bike path is also mostly finished, although a short section of the path behind the retaining wall will remain closed for a few more weeks. This closure will allow for the mounting of the protective steel handrailing to be placed. Please do not bike on this portion of the path at this time.

Traffic is continuing to flow smoothly through the work area. Motorists should obey signage and traffic controls as they drive along the project route. The speed limit may change when workers are on the road shoulders, but will be 55 mph for non-working hours and when workers are well off the roadway. Please remain vigilant regarding the road crews and drive safely past them.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience and cooperation. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be largely completed by August.

In addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

100 Deadliest Days: A Reminder to Stay Safe and Vigilant in Your Summer Travels
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. This period is known nationally as the "100 Deadliest Days of Summer," and has historically represented an increase in crashes and crash fatalities on our roadways due to greater traffic volumes and clear travel conditions that lower drivers' guards. Before you make plans to travel this summer, commit to safe, lawful behavior and remain vigilant in sharing Montana's roadways with all system users. Never operate a motor vehicle while impaired. If you're driving a vehicle, buckle up before you go and insist your friends and family do the same. Using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and impaired driving prevention.

July 28, 2022

With paving now finished, work is progressing on wrap-up activities for MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. Crews with Riverside Contracting are chip sealing the new asphalt surfacing this week, which will provide a seal to keep water from penetrating the roadway and offer skid resistance for motorists. The chip sealing will be followed immediately by interim pavement striping along the three-mile stretch of highway.

Once these operations are completed, project crews will proceed over the next couple of weeks with work on the shoulders of the new roadway, including signing, mailboxes, fencing, sidewalks, painting, seeding, and other activities.

Traffic is continuing to flow smoothly through the work area. Motorists should obey signage and traffic controls as they drive along the project route. The speed limit may change when workers are on the road shoulders, but will be 55 mph for non-working hours and when workers are well off the roadway. Please remain vigilant regarding workers and drive safely past them.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience and cooperation. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be largely completed by August.

In addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

100 Deadliest Days: A Reminder to Stay Safe and Vigilant in Your Summer Travels
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. This period is known nationally as the "100 Deadliest Days of Summer," and has historically represented an increase in crashes and crash fatalities on our roadways due to greater traffic volumes and clear travel conditions that lower drivers' guards. Before you make plans to travel this summer, commit to safe, lawful behavior and remain vigilant in sharing Montana's roadways with all system users. Never operate a motor vehicle while impaired. If you're driving a vehicle, buckle up before you go and insist your friends and family do the same. Using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and impaired driving prevention.

July 21, 2022

Great news—paving is now complete on the new three-lane roadway and its approaches on Highway 89 for MDT's Livingston South project. Crews with Riverside Contracting plan to begin chip seal operations next week, which is expected to take a couple of days, and will be followed immediately by interim pavement markings on the 3-mile stretch of highway.

As work continues next week, traffic will be moved to one side of the roadway while crews proceed on the opposite side. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph again for this portion of the project. Once this is completed, the project will finish up with work on the shoulders of the roadway for the next couple of weeks, including sidewalks, signing, mailboxes, painting, fencing, and other minor activities.

Traffic is flowing smoothly through the work area. Motorists should continue to obey signage and traffic controls along the project route. Please remain vigilant regarding workers and drive safely past them.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience and cooperation. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be mostly completed by August.

In addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

100 Deadliest Days: A Reminder to Stay Safe and Vigilant in Your Summer Travels
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. This period is known nationally as the "100 Deadliest Days of Summer," and has historically represented an increase in crashes and crash fatalities on our roadways due to greater traffic volumes and clear travel conditions that lower drivers' guards. Before you make plans to travel this summer, commit to safe, lawful behavior and remain vigilant in sharing Montana's roadways with all system users. Never operate a motor vehicle while impaired. If you're driving a vehicle, buckle up before you go and insist your friends and family do the same. Using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and impaired driving prevention.

July 14, 2022

Paving operations are expected to be completed this week, weather and equipment permitting, on Highway 89 and its approaches for MDT's Livingston South project. Crews with Riverside Contracting will continue striping the roadway with interim pavement markings for the new lane configurations, and also finish paving the walking/bike path adjacent to this 3-mile stretch of highway.

Next week, crews will engage in rumble strip grinding for one or two days along with the possibility of some sidewalk concrete work. Chip seal operations are currently scheduled for July 27, but this could move a day or two depending on weather and site conditions. The remainder of work on this project will include signing, mailboxes, painting, fencing, and finally seeding in October.

Traffic continues to flow smoothly through the work area. Traffic controls remain in place, including a 35-mph speed limit that will soon be raised back to 55 mph. Motorists should obey signage on the project route, remain vigilant regarding workers on the shoulders of the roadway, and drive safely past them.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience and cooperation. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be mostly completed by August.

In addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

100 Deadliest Days: A Reminder to Stay Safe and Vigilant in Your Summer Travels
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. This period is known nationally as the "100 Deadliest Days of Summer," and has historically represented an increase in crashes and crash fatalities on our roadways due to greater traffic volumes and clear travel conditions that lower drivers' guards. Before you make plans to travel this summer, commit to safe, lawful behavior and remain vigilant in sharing Montana's roadways with all system users. Never operate a motor vehicle while impaired. If you're driving a vehicle, buckle up before you go and insist your friends and family do the same. Using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and impaired driving prevention.

July 7, 2022

More good news—paving is expected to be completed this week, weather permitting, on Highway 89 at MDT's Livingston South project. As paving is finished, paint crews with Riverside Contracting will begin striping the road with interim pavement markings, which should give motorists a clear view of the roadway's new lane configurations.

Next week, Riverside will be paving approaches and the walking/bike path adjacent to this 3-mile stretch of highway. Chip seal operations are currently scheduled for the end of July, depending on weather and site conditions.

Traffic continues to flow smoothly through the work area, with one lane open each way and flaggers directing haul trucks. Motorists should be vigilant regarding workers on the road and drive safely around them. Traffic patterns will continue shifting and approaches may be closed with a flagger for short periods (about 15 minutes) until paving and road compacting is finished and topsoil placement is completed.

Traffic controls remain in place, including a 35-mph speed limit while driving through the construction zone. It is important that motorists continue to proceed with care and obey signage and direction from flaggers to ensure a smooth, high-quality finished roadway.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be completed by the end of August.

In addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

100 Deadliest Days: A Reminder to Stay Safe and Vigilant in Your Summer Travels
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. This period is known nationally as the "100 Deadliest Days of Summer," and has historically represented an increase in crashes and crash fatalities on our roadways due to greater traffic volumes and clear travel conditions that lower drivers' guards. Before you make plans to travel this summer, commit to safe, lawful behavior and remain vigilant in sharing Montana's roadways with all system users. Never operate a motor vehicle while impaired. If you're driving a vehicle, buckle up before you go and insist your friends and family do the same. Using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and impaired driving prevention.

June 30, 2022

Good progress is being made as paving proceeds this week on MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. Crews with Riverside Contracting are planning to continue paving operations into next week, and expect to finish paving by July 8, weather permitting.

Traffic is flowing smoothly with one lane open each way and flaggers directing haul trucks in the work area. Motorists should be aware there are many workers on the road and to drive safely around them. Traffic patterns will continue shifting and approaches may be closed with a flagger for short intervals (about 15 minutes) as paving proceeds and road compacting and topsoil placement are completed.

Construction crews are planning to be off the roadway for the Independence Day holiday weekend, beginning on Friday July 1 through Tuesday July 5. Work will begin again on July 6.

As roadwork resumes next week, crews will also be painting the highway in its final lane configuration, which should give motorists a clear visual of the new roadway. Chip seal operations are currently scheduled for the end of July, depending on weather and site conditions.

Traffic controls remain in place, including a 35-mph speed limit while driving through the construction zone. It is important that motorists continue to obey signage and direction from flaggers to ensure a smooth, high-quality finished roadway.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be completed by the end of August.

In addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

Make a Sober Ride Part of Your Fourth of July Plans
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. To help ensure everyone enjoys a safe holiday weekend, law enforcement agencies and the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) will be increasing patrols to watch for and stop impaired drivers on Montana’s roadways. Before you make plans to celebrate Fourth of July, plan for safe, sober transportation and insist your friends and family do the same. Remember to always buckle up before you go, as using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and impaired driving prevention.

June 23, 2022

Good news—Paving has begun on MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. Crews with Riverside Contracting are planning to continue paving through this week, including on Saturday, June 25th, and next week with hopes to finish the paving operations before the July 4th weekend, weather permitting.

Traffic is flowing smoothly with one lane open in each direction and flaggers are helping to get haul trucks in and out of the work area. Motorists should be advised there are many workers on the road and to drive safely around them. Traffic lanes will also be shifting back and forth and approaches may be closed with a flagger for short intervals (about 15 minutes) as paving continues and compacting is completed.

Construction crews are planning to be off the roadway for Independence Day weekend, beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 1st through Monday, July 4th.

As paving proceeds, it is important that motorists obey signage and direction from flaggers to ensure a smooth, high-quality finished roadway. Traffic controls remain in place, including a 35-mph speed limit while driving through the construction zone.

The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be finished by the end of August.

For ongoing project updates, please check MDT's Livingston South webpage for weekly alerts. You can receive email updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

Make a Sober Ride Part of Your Fourth of July Plans
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. To help ensure everyone enjoys a safe holiday weekend, law enforcement agencies and the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) will be increasing patrols to watch for and stop impaired drivers on Montana’s roadways. Before you make plans to celebrate Fourth of July, plan for safe, sober transportation and insist your friends and family do the same. Remember to always buckle up before you go, as using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and impaired driving prevention.

June 16, 2022

Given the historic flooding of the Yellowstone River this week, the main priority of construction crews has been to keep this section of US 89 open for emergency vehicles, local residents, and those evacuating Paradise Valley and Yellowstone National Park. Crews with Riverside Contracting were able to keep most of the flood waters from the 3-mile construction site and are working on highway flood mitigation, including patching the roadway at the junction of US 89 and East River Road. MDT hopes to begin paving the highway as soon as this Friday, June 17, pending any additional weather or flood-related delays.

MDT and the Riverside Contracting teams extend their deepest sympathy to local residents and others who have been impacted by the flooding as we work to keep this section of US 89 open to traffic.

As construction resumes and the paving begins, travelers should expect 15-minute delays and residents and businesses may see 20-minute delays at roadway approaches as crews pave the outer shoulder. Additional flaggers will help communicate and coordinate with motorists who need to use these approaches. More haul trucks will be bringing plant mix to the project site and motorists are asked to give them extra space to avoid any conflicts. It is important that motorists obey signage and direction from flaggers to ensure a smooth, high-quality finished roadway. Paving is expected to take about two weeks if the weather cooperates and machinery remains in good operating order.

Traffic controls will remain in place, including a 35-mph speed limit and pilot car escorts. Motorists are urged to drive slowly and watch for workers and equipment while proceeding through the construction zone. Drivers are encouraged to turn off their engines while awaiting a traffic escort. For those who live and work in the area, please make sure to wait for the pilot cars to avoid causing harm to yourself or workers on the route. Law enforcement may be stationed at site to watch for violations.

Roadwork is scheduled to run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. MDT thanks you again for your patience. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be finished by the end of August.

In addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

Building Connections to Bring Montana Together – Good Roads Day is June 21, 2022
There are over 73,000* miles of roads open to public travel in our state (including nearly 12,923 miles of MDT routes) that accommodate nearly 13 billion annual vehicle miles traveled (AVMT). Simply put, roads and roadways (including bridges) keep our great state connected and moving forward! The third Tuesday in June marks Good Roads Day – designated by the Montana Legislature in 1947, whereby the people of the state are asked to contribute toward the improvement and safety of public highways (MCA 60-1-104). For MDT, building “good roads” takes time and means a continuous planning process that is underway long before ground is ever broken on a project. It can take eight years to complete a road project, but long-range planning starts anywhere from 1-20 years prior to the project start date. As transportation needs outpace revenue 3 to 1, MDT focuses on safety and preserving and maintaining transportation infrastructure as top priorities; in other words, keeping Montana’s good roads in good order. Join MDT in celebrating Good Roads Day on June 21, 2022, and share what #GoodRoads mean to you!

*Find more facts about funding and Montana’s roads in MDT’s Fact Book.

June 10, 2022

Weather has been drier this week and work is progressing at MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. Crews with Riverside Contracting have continued working to complete the aggregate surfacing section on the roadway, and curb and gutter placement is scheduled for the end of the week near Merrill Lane at the North end of the 3-mile project route.

The good news for motorists is the goal to begin paving the main roadway next week. Travelers should continue to expect 15-minute delays. Residents and businesses may see 15-20-minute delays at their roadway approaches as crews pave by on the outer shoulder. Additional flaggers will help communicate and coordinate with motorists who need to use these approaches. More haul trucks will also bring plant mix to the project site and motorists are asked to give them extra space to avoid any conflicts. It is important that motorists obey signage and direction from flaggers to ensure a smooth, high-quality finished roadway. Paving should take about two weeks if the weather cooperates and machinery remains in good operating order.

Traffic controls remain in place, including a 35 mph speed limit and pilot car escorts. Motorists are urged to drive slowly and watch for workers and equipment while moving through the construction zone. Drivers are also encouraged to turn off their engines while awaiting a traffic escort. For those who live and work in the area, please make sure to wait for the pilot cars to avoid causing harm to yourself or workers on the route. Law enforcement may be stationed at site to watch for violations.

Roadwork is scheduled to run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience. This project is adding a center turn lane that will improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is planned to be finished by the end of August.

For ongoing project updates, in addition to this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

100 Deadliest Days: A Reminder to Stay Safe and Vigilant in Your Summer Travels
For many Montanans, the summer months mean summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. This period is known nationally as the "100 Deadliest Days of Summer," and has historically represented an increase in crashes and crash fatalities on our roadways due to greater traffic volumes and clear travel conditions that lower drivers' guards. Before you make plans to travel this summer, commit to safe, lawful behavior and remain vigilant in sharing Montana's roadways with all system users. Never operate a motor vehicle while impaired. If you're driving a vehicle, buckle up before you go and insist your friends and family do the same. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and seat belt safety here: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/visionzero/people/seatbelts.aspx

June 3, 2022

Exceptional rains over the Memorial Day weekend and persistent water on the roadway made construction and driving conditions difficult this week at MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89. This week, crews with Riverside Contracting continued their work grading the road and placing surfacing gravel along the 3-mile project route. If weather permits, crews tentatively plan to work this Saturday to make up for lost time.

Next week, Riverside expects to lay down more surfacing aggregate and place curb and gutters on the North end of the project near the Merrill Lane. Work crews are hoping to be able to start laying down pavement along the route the week of June 20, if weather cooperates.

MDT is monitoring traffic flow closely and working to minimize delays as much as possible while completing the necessary roadwork. Traffic controls remain in place, including a 35 mph speed limit and pilot car escorts. Motorists are urged to obey traffic signs and drive slowly, watching for workers and equipment while moving through the construction zone. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to turn off their engines while awaiting a traffic escort. For those who live and work in the area, please make sure to wait for the pilot cars to avoid causing harm to yourself or workers on the route. Law enforcement may be stationed on site to watch for violations.

Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience. The project is adding a center turn lane to improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.

In addition to this website, for ongoing project updates, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

Seat Belts Save Lives! Buckle Up, Montana.
As part of a nationwide “Click It or Ticket” mobilization running through June 5, 2022, law enforcement agencies and the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) will be out to educate motorists and enforce Montana’s seat belt law statewide. Before you make plans to travel, commit to always buckle up before you go, and insist your friends and family do the same. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and seat belt safety here: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/visionzero/people/seatbelts.aspx

May 27, 2022

Good progress was made on construction this week as weather cooperated to help dry out the roadway on MDT's Livingston South project on Highway 89.

Crews with Riverside Contracting have been laying down surfacing gravel toward the North end of the 3-mile project route and will continue moving South until the work is completed. Later in the week, magnesium chloride is scheduled to be applied to the gravel to help hold it together and suppress dust until paving can be put in place. Crews are currently planning to begin laying pavement in three weeks. Next week, aggregate surfacing will continue and concrete curb and gutter may be installed at the North end of the project.

Traffic through the project is expected to continue picking up as tourist season approaches. For Memorial Day weekend, travelers should note that no construction work will take place from 3:00 pm on Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 30th. For that period, the unfinished roadway will be open to two-way traffic over the gravel surface.

MDT continues to monitor traffic flow closely and is working to minimize delays as much as possible while completing the necessary roadwork. As project work proceeds next week, traffic controls will remain in place, including a 35 mph speed limit and pilot cars escorting vehicles. Motorists are urged to obey traffic signs and drive slowly, watching for workers and equipment while moving through the construction zone. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to turn off their engines while awaiting a traffic escort. For those who live and work in the area, please make sure to wait for the pilot cars to avoid causing harm to yourself or workers on the route. Law enforcement may be stationed on site to watch for violations.

Regular roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience. The project is adding a center turn lane to improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.

For ongoing project updates, please check this webpage for weekly alerts. You can also receive email updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

Seat Belts Save Lives! Buckle Up, Montana.
For many Montanans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer travel, culminating with Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, these summer months can also be some of the deadliest on Montana’s roads due to increased motor vehicle crashes. As part of a nationwide “Click It or Ticket” mobilization running from May 23 through June 5, 2022, law enforcement agencies and the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) will be out to educate motorists and enforce Montana’s seat belt law statewide. Before you make plans to travel this Memorial Day weekend, commit to always buckle up before you go, and insist your friends and family do the same. Using your seat belt is your best defense against serious injury or death in the event you’re in a crash. This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and seat belt safety here: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/visionzero/people/seatbelts.aspx

May 20, 2022

Construction continues to advance on MDT's Livingston South road-widening project on Highway 89. Crews with Riverside Contracting are completing the last of the culvert installations and plan to have work on the embankment finished by next week, weather permitting. Motorists can expect to see more work underway at the north end of the 3-mile project route, near Merrill Lane, including surfacing gravel being placed and preparations for curb and gutter to be installed. Crews expect to begin laying down pavement for the road resurfacing in about 4 weeks.

MDT is continuing to monitor traffic flow closely and working to minimize delays as much as possible while still completing the necessary roadwork. Travelers should note that no work will take place on the project over the Memorial Day weekend, from 3:00 pm on Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30. During that time, the unfinished roadway will be open to two-way traffic, with the gravel surface maintained and measures taken to control the dust.

As project work continues, traffic controls remain in place, including a 35 mph speed limit and pilot cars to escort vehicles as necessary. Motorists are urged to obey the traffic signs and drive with care, watching for workers and equipment while proceeding through the construction zone. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to turn off their engines while awaiting a traffic escort. For those who live and work in the area, please make sure to wait for the pilot cars to avoid causing harm to yourself or workers on the route. Law enforcement may be stationed on site watching for violations.

Regular roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you again for your patience. The project is adding a center turn lane to improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

In addition to this webpage, you can receive email updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

May 13, 2022

Construction continues to make progress on MDT's Livingston South road-widening project on Highway 89. Crews with Riverside Contracting should complete their pavement pulverizing operations this week as road resurfacing proceeds along the 3-mile project route from East River Road (S 540) to Merrill Lane.

In the coming week, travelers can expect to see additional activity on building the embankment on the West side of the roadway and laying down surfacing gravel. MDT is continuing to monitor traffic flow and minimize delays as much as possible while still completing the necessary roadwork.

Traffic controls remain in place, with a 35 mph speed limit and pilot cars escorting vehicles as necessary. Drivers are urged to obey the traffic signs and proceed with care, watching for workers and equipment while moving through the construction zone. Motorists should expect some delays and are encouraged to turn off their engines while awaiting a traffic escort. For those who live and work in the area, please make sure to wait for the pilot cars to avoid causing harm to yourself or workers on the route. Law enforcement may be stationed on site watching for violations.

Ongoing roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience. The project is adding a center turn lane to improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

In addition to this webpage, you can receive email updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

May 6, 2022

Construction is continuing to advance on MDT's Livingston South road-widening project on Highway 89, despite recent rain and snow storms. Crews with Riverside Contracting have completed work now on the retaining wall on the West side of the highway, and a handrail will be installed shortly on top of the wall for the adjacent bike/pedestrian path. Most of the culverts have also been installed for approach roads and should be finished by the end of next week.

Excavation and gravel surfacing should be completed soon at the intersection with East River Road (S 540), which will allow us to move the temporary traffic signal North and shorten the work zone and pilot car lines. In the coming week, travelers can expect to see further embankment work and gravel surfacing being laid down, moving along the 3-mile project route towards Merrill Lane and Livingston.

Traffic controls remain in place, with a 35 mph speed limit and pilot cars escorting vehicles as necessary. Drivers are urged to proceed with care and observe traffic signs, watching for workers and equipment while traveling through the construction zone. Motorists should expect some delays, and are recommended to turn off their engines while awaiting a traffic escort. For those who live and work in the area, please make sure to wait for the pilot cars to avoid causing harm to yourself or workers along the route. Law enforcement may be on site watching for violations.

Ongoing roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience. The project is adding a center turn lane to improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

In addition to updates on this website, you can receive updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

April 29, 2022

Construction on MDT's Livingston South road-widening project continued to make good progress on Highway 89 this week. Crews with Riverside Contracting worked on grading operations and other construction activities, starting at the intersection with East River Road (S 540) and moving North towards Merrill Lane in south Livingston.

In the coming week, travelers can expect to see further work on grading and resurfacing along the 3-mile project route, with a new subgrade and surface gravel being laid down as the road construction moves forward.

Traffic controls remain in place, with a 35 mph speed limit through the work area and pilot cars escorting traffic as necessary. Temporary traffic signals and radar are being installed to help shorten wait times. Motorists should expect some delays, and are urged to proceed with care and watch for workers and equipment throughout the construction zone. The bike path adjacent to the roadway remains closed from Wineglass Road heading south.

Ongoing roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience. The project is adding a center turn lane to improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

Regular project updates will be posted to this webpage and you can receive email updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.
* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

April 22, 2022

Construction on the Livingston South road-widening project resumed this week on Highway 89 after last week's weather delays. Crews with Riverside Contracting moved forward on their road resurfacing work, laying geotextile, and surfacing gravel along the 3-mile project route, which extends from the junction at East River Road (S 540) to Merrill Lane in south Livingston.

Next week, travelers can expect to see grading operations continue, beginning at the East River Road junction and moving towards Livingston. Once completed, this will shorten the distance needed for pilot car escorts and should reduce traffic wait times. Pavement removal will continue to the North to facilitate embankment operations, and new curb and gutter will be installed along the retaining wall.

Speed limits will remain at 35 mph through the construction zone. Motorists should continue to expect some delays, and are urged to proceed with care and watch for workers and equipment. The bike path along the project route remains closed from Wineglass Road heading south.

Ongoing roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience. The project is adding a center turn lane to improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

Regular project updates will be posted to this webpage and you can receive email updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.
* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

April 15, 2022

Construction on the Livingston South road-widening project on Highway 89 was on hold much of the week this week due to severe snow and wind conditions. For the coming week (starting April 18), travelers can expect the same general activities and traffic controls as the week of April 4-8, weather permitting. Road resurfacing will continue as crews lay geotextile and surfacing gravel along the 3-mile project route, moving from the junction at East River Road (S 540) towards south Livingston.

Pilot cars will escort traffic and speed limits will remain at 35 mph. Motorists should expect up to 15-minute delays and a gravel road surface. Please watch for workers and equipment and drive with care through the construction zone. The bike path along the project route remains closed from Wineglass Road heading south.

Ongoing roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience. The project is adding a center turn to improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

Weekly project updates will be posted to this webpage and you can receive email updates by texting* LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.
* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

April 8, 2022

Construction on the Livingston South road-widening project continues to progress. Crews discovered several soft, muddy areas this week, which are being repaired before surfacing aggregate goes down. For the coming week (starting April 11), drivers on Highway 89 should expect the same general activities and traffic controls. The existing pavement will continue to be pulverized as road resurfacing proceeds along the 3-mile project route, moving from the junction at East River Road (S 540) towards Merrill Lane in south Livingston.

Pilot cars will escort traffic heading north and south. Travelers should expect up to 15-minute delays and a gravel road surface. April 11-15 marks National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), so please adhere to posted speed limits and watch for workers and equipment through the construction zone. The bike path along the project route remains closed from Wineglass Road heading south.

Ongoing roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, Mondays through Fridays. Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely and the Montana Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience. The project is adding a center turn to improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

You can receive email updates by texting LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.
* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

April 1, 2022

For the coming week (starting April 4), construction on the Livingston South road-widening project will focus again on building a concrete retaining wall on the west side of US Highway 89. Crews will also continue work on resurfacing the roadway, which is beginning at the south end of the 3-mile project route, near the junction at East River Road (S 540), and will extend to Merrill Lane in south Livingston.

Crews have made good progress despite a few challenging weather days. Some of the road approaches will be impacted next week, but accessibility for homes and businesses will be maintained throughout the job. Travelers should expect up to 15-minute delays and a gravel road surface. Pilot cars will escort traffic when necessary north and south. Please adhere to posted speed limits and watch for workers and equipment throughout the construction zone.

The bike path along the project route is currently closed from Wineglass Road heading south. Roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, Mondays through Fridays. Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely and the Montana Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience. The project is adding a center turn to improve traffic flow and local access, incorporate safety improvements, and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

You can receive email updates by texting LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.
* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

March 25, 2022

MDT's Livingston South road-widening project on US Highway 89 is continuing this week, with excavation underway and traffic controls in place. Construction crews have built the foundation for a 1,000-foot long retaining wall near the middle of the 3-mile project route, which runs from the East River Road junction (S 540) and extends north to Merrill Lane in south Livingston.

Next week, crews will be stacking concrete block for the retaining wall, and work on resurfacing the roadway will get underway at the South end of the project. Motorists should expect 15-minute delays, with single-lane traffic and a gravel road surface to drive on. Pilot cars will escort traffic north and south. There is a 35-mph speed limit through the work zone. The bike path adjacent to the project route is currently closed from Wineglass Road heading south.

Roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, on Mondays through Fridays. Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely and watch for workers in the area. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience throughout construction, which is adding a center turn to improve traffic flow and local access, as well as incorporate safety improvements. Note the adjacent pedestrian/bicycle path will be closed periodically, as upgrades are made to the path and roadway. The project is expected to take about five months and be completed by the end of August.

You can receive email updates by texting LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.
* Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more information see https://www.textedly.com/privacy-policy/.

March 18, 2022

MDT's Livingston South road-widening project started as planned on Monday (3/14/22), with excavation underway and traffic controls in place. Road delays have been relatively minimal to date. The bike path that runs through the project is currently closed. Road crews are beginning project work at the East River Road junction (S 540) and will progress north along the 3-mile stretch of US Highway 89 to Merrill Lane. Travelers should expect single-lane traffic with flaggers or temporary signals. There is a 35-mph speed limit through the work zone. Delays should be 15 minutes or less with pilot cars escorting traffic each way. Roadwork is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, on Mondays through Fridays.

Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely and watch for workers in the area. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience throughout construction, which is adding a center turn to improve traffic flow and local access, as well as incorporate safety improvements. Note the adjacent pedestrian/bicycle path will be closed periodically, as upgrades are made to the path and roadway. The project is expected to take about five months and be completed by the end of August.

You can receive email updates by texting LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.

March 11, 2022

MDT is on track to begin construction this coming Monday, March 14, on the Livingston South road-widening project on the 3-mile stretch of US Highway 89 from East River Road (S 540) to Merrill Lane. Road crews are planning to start work at the East River Road junction and progress north. Travelers should expect single-lane traffic with flaggers or temporary signals. There will be a 35 MPH speed limit through the work zone. Delays should be 15 minutes or less with pilot cars escorting traffic each way. In addition, the pedestrian/bike path will be closed from Cedar Bluffs Road south to East River Road. Roadwork is scheduled to run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, on Mondays through Fridays.

Please allow extra time to reach your destination safely and watch for workers in the area. The Montana Department of Transportation thanks you for your patience throughout construction, which is adding a center turn lane to improve traffic flow and local access, as well as incorporate safety improvements. Also note the adjacent pedestrian/bicycle path will be closed periodically during construction, as upgrades are made to the path and roadway. The project is expected to be completed by the end of August.

You can receive email updates by texting LIVSOUTH to 22999, or by calling 406-998-7258.