Road, Bridge and Sign Operations Manager
The Road, Bridge, and Sign Divisions are responsible for maintaining County roads and bridges. During the winter they provide County residents with snow removal services such as plowing and sanding. They oversee the design and reconstruction of existing roads and bridges, perform maintenance projects such as pothole repairs, chip seals, striping, signage, safety modifications, drainage and storm water improvements. The office is located at 3402 Cooney Drive, Helena, MT.
See what we are up to - County Projects
Snowdrift Road will be closed April 12-13 between Collins Drive and Ferry Road to install three culverts. The project is part of a Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) project the County began working on last year.
In 2020, Lewis and Clark County received $698,502 in FLAP grant money to do surface preservation work on these roads. The County match funding is $93,470 plus in-kind work.
FLAP grants improve roads and bridges that provide access to, are adjacent to, or are located within Federal Lands. The program supplements state and local resources for public roads, transit systems, and other transportation facilities, with an emphasis on high-use recreation sites and economic generators. Collins Drive, Ferry Drive and Snowdrift Road are used to access popular BLM lands.
The project will include the addition of new culverts, reconstruction of ditches, removal of trees in the right of way on Snowdrift between Collins and Ferry, new subgrade preparation, gravel and an application of soil stabilizer. Lewis and Clark County personnel are conducting the culvert, tree removal, ditch and subgrade work. Gravel will be hauled and placed this spring/summer.
The County will assume maintenance of these roads when the work is complete.
For more information about the project, contact Jess Whitford, Construction Project Coordinator at jwhitford(at)lccountymt.gov or 447-8040. Project updates will be posted on www.lccountymt.gov/public-works/roads-and-bridges/construction-projects.html
Road, Bridge, and Sign Contact Information
Regular Office Hours - Effective 3/11/2021: Monday-Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Road/Bridge/Sign Operations Manager
406-447-8040 or 406-447-8069
Address: 3402 Cooney Drive
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: (406) 447-8031
Fax: (406) 447-8033
Dust Control Permits
If you would like to have dust control application applied to your road you may request a dust control permit from Public Works. The County does not pay for the dust control product. If available and needed, the County will blade and water the road for the contractor you hire to spray the dust control product. A permit is required at no charge. You can get the permit by clicking on the link below, or by coming to, or calling the Public Works Road and Bridge Department at 3402 Cooney Dr., Helena MT 59602; (406) 447-8031.