Project Overview

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is partnering with L & J Construction Group to perform maintenance on the bridge to York over the Missouri River. L & J Construction Group is based out of Ennis, MT and is specialized in bridge preservation. The joints, or seams, in the bridge are being repaired, the driving surface is being restored, and guardrails are being upgraded.

"MDT is excited to kick off the York Bridge Rehab project with our contracting partner, L & J Construction Group," says Camaree Uljua, Engineering Project Manager for MDT. L & J Construction Group is specialized in bridge preservation. L & J's Project Manager, Kevin Helling shares the enthusiasm. "We're looking forward to preserving the bridge to York," says Helling. "It's a gateway to a lot of recreation but also a vital structure for the residents."

View of the York Bridge

View of the York Bridge

Project Benefits

This project will extend the lifespan of the bridge and provide a smoother driving surface.


Construction is tentatively scheduled for April 2022-July 2022*

*Weather dependent and subject to change


One lane of traffic will be open throughout construction. There may be slight delays with temporary stop lights on both ends of the bridge. During construction, a 12-foot width restriction will be in place.

Boaters will still be able to pass under the bridge. There will be some construction on the bridge piers but will not affect boat traffic. Warning signs for boaters will be up when work on the piers is active.

Staying in the Know

We recognize the impacts of construction on residents, recreational vehicles, travelers, and other agencies. We are committed to alleviating those challenges by providing timely information.

For regular project updates:

  • Email updates: Contact Laura via email
  • Text message/SMS updates: text YORK to 844-764-2126
  • York community meetings held at the York Community Hall
  • Project hotline: 406-447-3354

Note: Message and data rates may apply. Four messages/month. Reply STOP to opt-out anytime. Reply HELP for help. Texting alerts are not managed by MDT and may have different privacy and security policies. Terms and Privacy Policy can be found at

Work Zone Safety

MDT wants everyone to remember the three S's of work zone safety: speed, space, and stress. Slow down in work zones and follow speed limits. Leave enough room around your vehicle. Stay calm and pay attention to the road. Be prepared for delays before you leave, download MDT's mobile app "MDT 511" or visit and check your route. If you're driving and want to check in, pull safely off the road and dial 511. Tune in to local radio stations and watch for variable message signs along the route.

Slow for the cone zone. Give workers a break. Stay alert! Better roads ahead.

Slow for the cone zone. Give workers a break.

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