Highway Update

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

During the Thanksgiving holiday, the Montana Department of Transportation reminds travelers of the construction taking place at the West Laurel Interchange. MDT takes resident and visitor safety seriously and advises extra caution during the holiday. Last week traffic resumed normal operations on the eastbound and westbound lanes of I 90 and the new bridges. This concludes construction of Phase 1 until next year when the new pavement on I 90 will be chip sealed. Phase 2 construction is proceeding on schedule with work continuing on the new 19th Ave West bridge and access ramps. All construction will stop by noon on Wednesday, November 27 and resume on Monday, December 2.

 Riverside Contracting began the project in 2017 to replace two bridges over the Montana Link Railroad tracks and Railroad Street to improve access to the west side of Laurel. A new bridge on 19th Ave West will provide access to I 90. This project will reduce the number of crashes at the current overpass. Construction is expected to conclude in July 2020.


Please reply to this email with any comments, questions, or concerns. If you would like direct updates, text “WestLaurel” to 555888. There is a construction hotline that will be able to answer frequently asked questions and/or take a message: 1-800-956-3394. The project also has a website: HYPERLINK "https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/westlaurel/"https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pub...