Good morning,


Next week, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Riverside Contracting Inc. crews will continue placing topsoil in preparation for seeding and landscaping. Traffic lane closures may be necessary where work is underway.


Crews also plan to finish installing cattle guards, begin installing streetlight foundations, and continue project area clean-up.  All work is dependent on weather and other unforeseen factors.


Next week, crews will be onsite Monday, September 11, through Friday, September 15, from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


When traveling through the construction zone, slow down, follow all traffic control, and watch for workers and equipment. 


Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the project hotline at 406-207-4484, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the Ronan-North project, visit


Safety is Always in Session: Back-to-School Reminders for Motorists

Montana’s schools are back in session, which means many children are walking, bicycling, or riding a school bus to and from their destination. MDT would like to remind motorists to always be attentive and alert while driving, to share the road, and to obey all traffic laws as school days bring school buses and increased traffic during school start and end times. Make sure you understand and follow Montana’s school bus laws. Yellow flashing lights indicate children are preparing to load or unload, and motorists should be prepared to stop. Red flashing lights indicate children are loading or unloading, and motorists MUST stop at least 30 feet from the school bus and wait until red lights are no longer flashing. Together, we can help keep our students safe on their journey! Learn more about the goal of Vision Zero and school bus safety here: Vision Zero | Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) (


Best wishes,

Sloane Stinson

On behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation

Alternative accessible formats of this document will be provided on request. Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights, Montana Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at 711.


Sloane Stinson

Account Executive

Big Sky Public Relations


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