Interchange project on schedule

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The West Laurel Interchange project is on schedule and the Montana Department of Transportation has opened the Interchange although work will continue.

While most of the work is complete, remaining construction tasks include installing road signs and delivering power to the street lights. MDT expects all construction to be finished in July.

This project to improve the outdated West Laurel Interchange began in 2017. In total 1.9 miles of I 90 are being rebuilt to current day standards with the two bridges over Montana Rail Link (MRL) rail lines and Railroad Street realigned and replaced with modern steel structures. Both bridges have wider shoulders as well as 12 foot passing and driving lanes, while the curves have been made gentler. All four interchange ramps were also rebuilt along 19th Avenue West between I 90 and Old Highway 10/Golf Course Road. The goal is to reduce the number of crashes.

MDT takes public involvement seriously. For updates, questions, comments, or concerns about the West Laurel Interchange project:

• Call the toll-free construction information hotline (800) 956-3394. Leave a message if there is no answer.

• Subscribe to text updates by texting ‘WestLaurel’ to 555888

• Subscribe to email updates by emailing

In addition, questions can always be asked using the email addresses listed above. Information on all work for this project can be found on the MDT website at


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Monday, July 6, 2020
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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