Dangerous Road Conditions on I-90 Call for Lower Speed Limit
The Bozeman Pedestrian and Traffic Safety committee has already called for a reduced speed limit on I-90 from the top of Bozeman Pass to Belgrade, and now the Fort Ellis Fire Department is lending it's support. The Bozeman Fire Department has already asked that the speed limit in that zone be lowered.
According to a press release, in 2017 Fort Ellis responded to I-90 incidents 115 times. That total included 24 calls in December and 13 calls so far in January. Of these calls, 19 have been in a 3 mile stretch between Bear Canyon and Trail Creek where I-90 enters Rocky Creek Canyon.
First responders find this area notorious for developing black ice when approached from the west where roads are clear and dry. It's believed that the lower speed limit will potentially serve to reduce accidents and improve public and responder safety.
All motorists are being asked to slow down from the posted speed limit and be watchful for changing conditions between Bozeman and Livingston.