Be prepared for travel this summer

1. Columbia Falls – Highway 2

Estimated Start: Late Summer

MDT will rebuild the curb and sidewalks along U.S. Highway 2 through Columbia Falls to ensure they comply with the American With Disabilities Act. The project will also upgrade the road surface from the west side of Columbia Falls to the Flathead River bridge. The project is expected to cost nearly $4 million.

2. Hungry Horse Bridge – Highway 2

Estimated Start: Spring

One of the biggest road projects in the state will be the construction of a new bridge over the South Fork Flathead River. The original bridge will remain open until 2018 while a new one is constructed alongside it. Because of that, Toavs said the impacts to drivers would be limited, at least this year. In 2018, during the second phase of the project, MDT will realign the highway on either side of the bridge. The project is expected to cost $20 million.

3. West Glacier – Highway 2

Estimated Start: Late Summer

MDT crews will be fixing the embankment along a 200-foot section of U.S. Highway 2 between West Glacier and Essex.

Find up to date scheduling here: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/construction.shtml