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  • Highway 200 patching maintenance Thursday

    Montana Department of Transportation|Oct 12, 2023

    The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will complete mastic patching on Montana Highway 200 (MT 200), scheduled to begin on Thursday, Oct. 12. Work is anticipated to last for approximately two days, weather and other factors permitting. Mastic is used to patch, seal or fill gaps on the roadway surface. The purpose of this maintenance project is to extend the service life of the roadway. The project area begins east of Potomac Road and continues for six miles, ending just past Paws Up Ranch. Traffic control will be in place while crews...

  • Proposed resurfacing project for Highway 83 near Swan Lake

    Montana Department of Transportation|Mar 17, 2022

    SWAN LAKE — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) invites the public to comment on a proposal to resurface about seven miles of Highway 83, adjacent to Swan Lake in Lake County. The project begins just south of the town of Swan Lake and extends north for about seven miles, ending at the Flathead National Forest boundary. Proposed work includes milling the existing surface, applying a new asphalt overlay and finishing with a seal and cover (chip seal) and fog seal. New pavement markings, signage, guardrail and low noise centerline r...

  • Staffing shortages could impact MDT winter operations

    Montana Department of Transportation|Dec 16, 2021

    HELENA - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to keeping the highways cleared whenever winter weather impacts the state. National workforce shortages are affecting MDT, like many other employers. Recruitment efforts for seasonal Maintenance Technicians (snowplow operators) in several areas across the state have been severely impacted. The staffing shortages are greater this year creating more challenges statewide. MDT is approximately 50% short of seasonal snowplow operators needed to be fully staffed in Maintenance...

  • Clearwater Junction intersection recommendations made

    Montana Department of Transportation|Nov 11, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - Residents and travelers will have two opportunities to learn more about the findings and recommendations from the Clearwater Junction Intersection study. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will host an in-person and virtual open house on Nov. 18. “Clearwater Junction serves as a connection for much of western Montana,” Bob Vosen, Missoula District Administrator, said. “The project team has been evaluating this intersection to find an option that will best meet residents’ and travelers’ needs all year long.” Bo...

  • Open houses to discuss Salmon Lake Highway 83 Reconstruction

    Montana Department of Transportation|Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) invites the public to attend an in-person open house public meeting or an online meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to Highway 83 along the east side of Salmon Lake. This is part of the Salmon Lake Highway Reconstruction project. The project team has finished the design for the roadway alignment. MDT will present information about the proposed roadway widths, how they plan to improve slopes and rockfall areas, and other safety improvements. Construction is scheduled to b...

  • MDT begins implementing new load posting signs on state's bridges

    Montana Department of Transportation|Aug 13, 2020

    The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has begun implementation of new load posting procedures on public bridges across the state as mandated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). As a result, motorists may soon start to notice new weight limits and signs on some bridges. The postings are part of recently updated federal requirements for bridge load rating and posting. Bridge weight restrictions are required when the engineering analysis of a bridge, known as a load rating,...

  • MDT asks motorists to "Drive Like You Work Here"

    Montana Department of Transportation|Apr 11, 2019

    HELENA - Governor Steve Bullock recognized April 8th – 12th as “National Work Zone Awareness Week” in Montana in remembrance of Jeffrey Dyekman, Billings District Project Engineer, who was tragically hit and killed in a work zone on I-90 South in Billings. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and public safety organizations statewide are joining forces to urge motorists to take the pledge and “Drive Like You Work Here” to prevent crashes and injuries in construction work zones across Montana....

  • Slide repair project proposed near Lake Alva

    Montana Department of Transportation|Mar 28, 2019

    SEELEY LAKE - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to repair and stabilize a roadside slope on Montana Highway 83 (MT-83) near Lake Alva. The project is located about 10 miles north of the town of Seeley Lake on MT-83 at reference post 24.9. Proposed work includes the construction of a retaining wall behind the existing guardrail, slope flattening below the proposed wall and repair or replacement of drainage features. The purpose of the project is to stabilize the...

  • MDT Continues Centerline Rumble Strip Installation this Summer

    Montana Department of Transportation|Jun 29, 2017

    HELENA - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will continue centerline rumble strip installation on several of Montana's rural two-lane highways starting this month. The implementation is part of MDT's Vision Zero initiative to eliminate death and serious injury on Montana roads by preventing roadway departure crashes, which occur when a vehicle drives off the road or into the oncoming lane of traffic. According to MDT, in the decade between 2006 and 2015 roadway departure crashes...

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