Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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MDT News

Bridge Girders Placed On Billings Bypass Yellowstone Bridge

Billings, Montana - Bridge girders, the horizontal beams that will
support the new roadway, are being placed on the Billings Bypass
Yellowstone River Bridge. The new bridge will consist of 112 girders
constructed of weathering steel, which provides a protective coating
that does not require painting. The girders are being placed on the
concrete bridge piers that were constructed earlier this winter. The
temporary bridge will be removed once the new bridge deck has been

Wadsworth Brothers Construction is building the bridge and
are planning to be predominantly complete by the end of 2021. The
bridge will ultimately provide motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians
a connection between Lockwood and the Billings Heights.

Work zone
safety reminder: The Yellowstone River Bridge construction zone is
closed to the public for public safety. Members of the public
interested in viewing progress may watch the construction webcam
available on the project website
( or from areas
within Dover Park accessible to the public. Please be aware of and
comply with trail closure signs for your own safety.

The Montana
Department of Transportation together with its construction
contracting partners continue to take the COVID-19 pandemic very
seriously. Construction projects on Montanas roads and bridges are
considered an "essential" operation and will continue moving forward
as scheduled in 2021. Construction workers will continue several
measures to help keep employees, contractors and the public safe
during the construction season. Some of the measures include
following social distancing and good hygiene guidelines, and not
reporting to work if showing symptoms of illness. For more
information visit

For more information on
the Billings Bypass project, to view the construction camera, and
learn about the specific project segments, please visit: 

questions or concerns can be directed to or
by calling the Billings Bypass public involvement team at (406)

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provided on request. Persons who need an alternative format should
contact the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Transportation,
2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone
406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at 711.