Progress continues on the Ronan-North project. This week, streetlight foundations will continue to be installed along US Highway 93 (US 93), south of the intersection with Old US 93/3rd Avenue. Traffic control will be in place. Lane closures will be necessary where this work is underway. Expect reduced speeds and delays.
Riverside Contracting Inc. crews will begin installing fencing on the east side of US 93 and working north. Signage, topsoil, and cattle guard installation will also occur throughout the project area. It is anticipated that lane closures will not be required for these activities.
All work is dependent on weather and other unforeseen factors. Crews will be onsite Monday, September 25, through Friday, September 29, 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. The speed limit remains at 35 mph. Please remember to follow posted speed limits when driving through the project site.
Paving operations on the Ronan-North project will resume in mid-October. The final layer of pavement will be installed at that time.
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) (mt.gov)