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Jordan to Brockway Highway Construction

Montana Highway 200 reconstruction project underway

Phase two of project between Jordan and Brockway will be completed this year

JORDAN, Mont. (April 12, 2023) – The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Wickens Construction are back to work on phase two of the Montana Highway 200 (MT 200) reconstruction project. The project is comprised of five phases aimed at improving nearly 37 miles of MT 200 between Jordan and Brockway. Phase two is scheduled to be completed this year. “We are excited to achieve another big milestone of this large-scale project,” said Shane Mintz, MDT Glendive District Administrator. “MT 200 is an important route for residents, visitors, and commercial and agricultural vehicles. We are committed to completing the full project as safely and efficiently as possible.” Phase two involves reconstructing more than nine miles of the highway, from 17 miles east of Jordan to just east of the Little Dry Creek Bridge, including constructing a new bridge over Little Dry Creek, which was completed in 2022. The grading and installation of gravel and cement-treated base (CTB) on approximately seven miles of the project was also completed last year. Crews have now returned to finish phase two, including reconstructing the remaining roughly two miles at the western end of the project area, paving, chip sealing (seal and cover), and finishing work on the entire project site. Phase two is expected to be completed in 2023; however, this schedule is subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.“As we enter our third year working on the project, the surrounding communities continue to be welcoming and supportive,” said Casey Durbin, President of Wickens Construction. “We are grateful for their support and look forward to completing another phase of this vital project that will positively impact the region.” When traveling through the project site, travelers can expect traffic reconfigurations, temporary signals, and reduced speeds. Short delays of up to 15 minutes may occur.Phase three of the project, Flowing Wells East & West, spans almost seven miles east and west of the Flowing Wells Rest Area and is currently in the design phase. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2025; however, this is subject to change due to construction schedules, material availability, funding, and unforeseen circumstances. Another MT 200 project scheduled for construction this year, separate from this larger MT 200 reconstruction project, is Circle Southwest. This project involves widening the shoulder, paving, and chip sealing from Brockway to Circle.Improving Montana's thousands of miles of state roads and highways is a vital component of Vision Zero. Vision Zero is an ongoing statewide collaboration among hundreds of agencies and organizations striving to zero deaths and zero serious injuries on Montana's roadways.To sign up for regular updates on the Highway 200 Jordan to Brockway project, or if you have questions or concerns, email Sloane at [email protected] or call the hotline at 406-207-4484 during business hours. Those interested in learning more can also visit Alternative accessible formats of this document will be provided upon request. Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at 711.


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