Red Lodge North Corridor Project – Roberts
Highway safety and increasing capacity are two of the main reasons why MDT has planned and constructed a series of projects along US Highway 212, referred to as the Red Lodge North Corridor Projects, from Boyd to Red Lodge. One of the projects, the Roberts Project, was started last summer in July.
After a delay caused by early winter weather last October 2019, contractors resumed construction on the Roberts Project in mid-April. Contractors have finished road reconstruction and will get started on converting the east ditch to a closed culvert system to accommodate the Roberts Veterans Memorials program. Crews have completed chip sealing and will apply epoxy pavement markings and striping within the next month.
Impacts to the Public
MDT is committed to working with local stakeholders to minimize construction impacts on businesses and the traveling public. During construction, US Hwy 212 will remain open to traffic. During striping, traffic flow will be maintained by utilizing flagging, pilot cars, lane shifting, and other conventional methods. The traveling public is asked to prepare for delays of up to 15 minutes and is reminded to slow down and watch for work crews and equipment in the construction zone.
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Project Design Features Discussion
Several key design and constructions items have made it into public discourse with the Roberts project. MDT made and continues to make every attempt to address community concerns with highway construction projects. However, the Department also has the responsibility to the broader traveling public and taxpayers across the state to reconstruct a road that is safe and cost effective, which requires adherence to best engineering practices and national requirements.
- Opinion Editorial: Following Best Safety and Engineering Practices for the Roberts Project
- FAQ: Best Safety and Engineering Design Practices for the HWY 212 Roberts Project
- Design Solution: Roberts Veterans Memorials Program