TC bridge project to begin in April


March 26, 2020

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will begin construction to rehabilitate the Clark Fork River Bridge located on Montana Highway 200 approximately one mile north of Trout Creek. Construction is expected to begin in early April and be completed by the fall 2020.

“MDT and our prime contractor Kiewit are committed to completing construction as quickly, efficiently, and safely as possible,” said Missoula District Construction Engineer John Schmidt. “We are using several methods to accelerate construction and minimize impacts to the community of Trout Creek and the traveling public.”

To expedite construction, construction will include placing precast concrete deck panels during a full closure of the bridge. The closure is expected to begin after school is out in late May or early June and last for six consecutive weeks. Kiewit is also planning to work night and weekend shifts when practical and safe.

Other than when the bridge is fully closed (June through mid-July), motorists should expect traffic to be reduced to one alternating lane through the construction area and up to 15-minute delays across the bridge.

“Communication with the public during construction is a high priority,” said Schmidt. “We will provide regular construction updates to keep the public informed throughout construction.”

To get construction email updates, text TROUTCREEK to 22828. Questions and comments can be sent to [email protected] or by phone at (406) 465 3350. More information and project updates can be found at:


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