Bozeman Area Construction Pausing for Labor Day Weekend
The Montana Department of Transportation wants to let everyone know that while work crews will be enjoying the Labor Day Weekend off, traffic control will still be set up in many construction areas during the Holiday Weekend.
MDT also reminds drivers to please continue to follow all posted signage, reduce speeds in work zones, and be mindful of changing road conditions.
"It has been a unique year for travel and construction,” Bill Fogarty, MDT District Administrator said. “We want drivers to safely enjoy the beautiful roads in our state. That said, we also want to remind everyone of the ongoing projects we have that will improve these roads. Construction season is still ongoing, so please exercise caution when in these areas.”
Here are some updates on major projects in the area and how they will be affected by Labor Day travel.
Crews have been working to fully reconstruct Rouse Avenue in downtown Bozeman. Work on Rouse should be finished for the weekend by noon on Friday, Sept. 4. Rouse Avenue will continue to be closed to through traffic between Tamarack Street and Lamme Street so that crews can install a new storm drain and box culvert, a tunnel-like structure over Bozeman Creek. Peach Street will be open to east and west travel. You are advised to detour around construction by taking Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. Crews will return to work at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Bridge decks are being improved in Big Sky and should be off the roadway by noon on Friday, Sept. 4. The bridge by MT 64 and US 191 is now complete. Expect single-lane closures with a traffic signal in place on US 191, two miles north of the turn to Big Sky, and on MT 64 by Little Coyote Road. Construction will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 a.m.
MDT reminds drivers that this project is complete! No work or delays are expected on US 191 as drivers enter Yellowstone National Park.
Drive safe wherever you're traveling this Labor Day Weekend! And have fun!