Bozeman area drivers should plan on additional travel time this Labor Day Weekend, according to the Montana Department of Transportation.

Road construction projects will be ongoing this weekend, however, crews will not be
working Monday, September 2 to ease congestion for holiday traffic.

"We know that many look forward to the three-day weekend and want to get on the road, and it’s important to take it slow and have a little patience,” Bill Fogarty, District Administrator said. “You may not see crews working but there are still active construction areas. We advise drivers to stay alert, slow down, and follow the posted signage.”

Here's two major construction projects that are occurring in the area and Labor Day travelers should note the following:

Gallatin Guardrail Improvements
Construction crews working to improve the guardrail on U.S. Highway 191 will not work Friday, August 30 or Monday, September 2. The highway will be open to uninterrupted traffic during Labor Day weekend. Construction will resume with single-lane closure on Tuesday, September 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. near the Greek Creek Campground. This project is expected to be completed by November.

Rouse Avenue – Main to Oak

Northwestern Energy is finishing up utility upgrades on Rouse Avenue. There are no closed areas on this highway and drivers will not experience any delays. Crews will begin installing box culverts on this street in October.

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