Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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MDT Meetings and Events

Open House On Hwy 89 South Of Livingston Project

Design phase completed for US 89 South Livingston to East River Road
center turn-lane project 

LIVINGSTON, MONT. - The Montana Department
of Transportation (MDT) has announced and invites the public to
attend an informational Open House on plans to widen a 3-mile section
of US Highway 89 (US 89)between South Livingston and the junction of
East River Road (S 540), with a center two-way left-turn lane to
improve highway safety, traffic flow and local access for residents
and businesses.  

The Open House will be from 3:00-6:30 p.m. on July
29, 2021, at the Park County Fairgrounds, 46 View Vista Dr.,

US 89 south of Livingston was originally constructed in
1961 as a two-lane highway connecting to Gardiner, the northern
gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Improving this heavily traveled
and densely populated route was identified as a priority by an MDT
Corridor Study. In addition to constructing a new center turn lane,
MDT plans to widen existing shoulders, install lighting at the
junction of US 89 and S 540, add shoulder safety rumble strips, and
improve the adjacent pedestrian/bicycle path.

"The Livingston South
road-widening project has now completed its design phase and roadwork
is expected to begin in the spring of 2022,"  said Tyrel Murfitt, MDT
Road Design Project Manager, Butte District. "We want to thank
everyone for their helpful input and comments during previous
interactions and the design life of the project. We look forward to
discussing MDT's plans for the project and going over these comments
at the upcoming informational Open House on July 29."

information on project timing will be available as MDT gets closer to
construction. MDT is committed to doing everything feasible to
minimize the project's impact on all who live along and use the
route, including local residents and businesses, the greater Paradise
Valley community, and travelers headed to Yellowstone National Park.
An important part of properly planning for future projects is
partnering with the community. MDT has reached out to virtually every
impacted stakeholder along the route during the design process,
taking their comments into consideration in the construction plan. 
Project information and updates will be posted on the project web
page at

and via
email by texting LIVSOUTH to 22999*.  A dedicated phone line is also
available to call or text at (406) 998-7258, or emails can be sent to
Pam Avery at 

*Texting alerts are not managed by
MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. For more
information see

About the
Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)

MDT's mission is to serve
the public by providing a transportation system and services that
emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality and
sensitivity to the environment. MDT inspects and oversees some 4,500
bridges and 25,000 lane miles of highways as well as rail and air
services that connect residents and communities across the state.
Over the past four years, MDT has awarded 510 construction projects
for transportation infrastructure totaling more than $1.3 billion. In
the last decade, MDT projects have generated tens of thousands of
jobs and more than $3.5 billion that spur the economy, which includes
payments to consultants, contractors, utility companies and other MDT
partners that help build and maintain Montanas roadways. For more,
please visit

The Montana Department of
Transportation will make reasonable accommodations for persons with
disabilities who wish to participate in the Livingston South US 89
Open House or need an alternative accessible format of this notice.
If you require an accommodation, contact the Department of
Transportation no later than Friday July 23, 2021, to advise us of
the nature of the accommodation that you need. Please contact Matt
Maze, Office of Civil Rights, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, Montana 59620;
telephone (406) 444-5416; Montana Relay 711; facsimile (406)
444-7243; or e-mail to mmaze@