This page provides road, bridge and infrastructure project updates Lewis and Clark County is responsible for.
State of Montana project updates are found here: Montana Department of Transportation Projects
Construction Project Contact Information
Several Lewis and Clark County roads will be undergoing construction work in July as follows:
Birdseye Road north of Three Mile Road will be paved July 13-24 and the public should expect 30-minute delays.
McHugh Road will be closed from Fall Road to Hahn Road July 13-24 for canal bridgework and culvert installation. McHugh will also be paved July 27-31 and 30-minute delays should be expected.
Lake Helena Drive will be paved between York and Canyon Ferry Road July 20-24 and 30-minute delays should be expected.
These dates are all weather dependent. The public is asked to obey signage and drive careful around workers.
Federal Land Access Project for Collins Drive, Ferry Drive and Snowdrift Road
Lewis and Clark County will begin a road construction project on Collins Drive, Ferry Drive and a portion of Snowdrift Road next week.
Lewis and Clark County has received $698,502 in Federal Lands Access Program (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 will conduct the culvert, tree removal, ditch and subgrade work beginning this month. Gravel will be hauled and placed in spring/summer 2021.
COVID-19, weather or other unanticipated interruptions could affect these dates.
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
If you wish to be put on an email list to receive updates for this project, please email KHUNTHAUSEN(at)lccountymt.gov.
Asphalt paving will be taking place on Eames Lane the week of June 22. Please take an alternate route if possible. If you must travel Eames Lane – obey traffic signs and be cautious of equipment and workers. Expect delays.
Construction will take place this summer. COVID-19, weather or other unanticipated interruptions could affect these dates.
Roadwork will include shaping of ditches and roadway, installation of roadway stabilization fabric, placement of crushed base course gravel, and the construction of a 3” depth asphalt pavement. The road will receive centerline pavement striping. The asphalt seal coat will be done in summer 2021. Preliminary construction activities will also include the relocation of a mailbox cluster near the irrigation canal. Mailbox owners will be contacted. Some minor maintenance work has already taken place.
Trap Club Flood Mitigation Project
This project is complete. More information