Highway 200 Project Ends For 2023
The Montana Department of Transportation and Wickens Construction Inc. have completed paving operations on phase two, Junction 462 East and West, of the Montana Highway 200 reconstruction project. Crews will return in 2024 to seal and cover (chip seal) and complete other finishing work.
The project is comprised of five phases aimed at improving nearly 37 miles of MT 200 between Jordan and Brockway.
“We thank the community for its support and patience during the reconstruction of the first two phases of this extensive project,” said Shane Mintz, MDT Glendive District administrator. “MDT is committed to completing all five phases of the project, which, once finished, will provide a more efficient transportation corridor in eastern Montana for all users.”
Junction 462 East and West involved 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. The new bridge, grading, and installation of gravel and cement-treated base on approximately seven miles of the project were completed in 2022. The reconstruction of the final two miles at the west end of the project and paving the project area was completed this year.
Phase three of the project, Flowing Wells East and West, begins west of the Flowing Wells Rest Area and extends east for almost seven miles. This phase is currently in the design phase and construction is tentatively scheduled for 2025. This is subject to change due to construction schedules, material availability, funding and other unforeseen circumstances.
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 sloane@bigskypublicrelations. com or call the hotline at 406-207-4484 during business hours. Those interested in learning more can also visit mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/ hwy200jordan/.