If you're planning on traveling this July 4th weekend, here's some good news. The Montana Department of Transportation plans to pause all road construction projects beginning on July 3rd.

Be aware that traffic control will continue to be set up in many areas, however, work crews will not be working.

Drivers are being asked to still follow all posted signage, reduce speeds through work zones, and to be mindful of changing roadway conditions. MDT also suggests planning for additional travel time through project areas.

“We know that Fourth of July travel this year may look different for many families in the Gallatin Valley,” Butte District Administrator, William Fogarty, said. “Some may be staying home or hitting the road to visit another part of our beautiful state. It’s important to stay aware during this time of our ongoing construction projects. Please continue to exercise caution when in construction areas.”

Here's 3 major local road projects and how they will be affected by Fourth of July travel.

Missouri River Contracting crews, working to fully reconstruct Rouse Avenue in Bozeman’s downtown corridor, will be off the road by Friday, July 3. Rouse Avenue, between Main Street and Lamme Street, will continue to be fully closed to traffic, and Rouse Avenue between Peach Street and Lamme Street will be closed to through traffic. Traffic is advised to detour around construction by taking Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. The Peach Street intersection is open during this time but the Lamme Street intersection is closed. Crews will return to work at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 6.

Credit: Montana Dept of Transportation
Credit: Montana Dept of Transportation

Dick Anderson Construction crews working to improve bridge decks in Big Sky will be off the roadway by noon on Thursday, July 2. Drivers can continue to expect single-lane closures with a traffic signal in place by the bridge by MT 64 and US 191 and the bridge by Little Coyote Road. Construction will resume on Monday, July 6 at 7 a.m.

Riverside Contracting crews making improvements to US 191’s road surface in Yellowstone National Park will be off the highway starting Friday, July 3. Drivers can expect a single-lane closure with a traffic signal in place by the Gallatin River Bridge near Specimen Creek Trailhead. Minimal delays of less than 10 minutes are expected during this time. Construction will resume on Monday, July 6 at 7 a.m.

For the latest and most up to date traffic conditions when traveling visit Mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/.


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