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Open House on April 3, 2024

An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites off Gabel Road (3431 Ember Lane, Billings, MT 59102).

Please join us to learn more about the project, ask questions, and engage with the project team. This event is an informal open house. Please come and go whenever is convenient for you. Light refreshments will be provided.

Project Overview

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) plans to enhance roadway safety features and traffic flow on the Zoo Drive corridor, in Billings. The Zoo Drive Improvements project will occur on Zoo Drive between Shiloh Road and South Frontage Road.

Planned improvements include:

  • Widening and reconfiguring Zoo Drive to a five-lane roadway with two lanes in each direction and a center turn-lane.
  • Widening and reconfiguring a section of Gabel Road between the Holiday gas station and Zoo Drive to a five-lane layout with four southbound lanes. This will include a second left-turn lane from Gabel Road onto Zoo Drive, toward Interstate 90 (I 90).
  • Intersection improvements.
  • Pavement marking modifications.
  • Traffic signal upgrades.
  • Median modifications.
  • Additional connectivity for pedestrians.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades.
  • Widening a segment of the eastbound I 90 ramps.

This project is currently in the planning and design phase. MDT anticipates opening the project for contractor bids in the spring of 2025. Construction is expected to begin in 2025.

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UPN: 9597000