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News from the Montana Department of Transportation

RONAN — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to replace the existing bridge that crosses Crow Creek on Moiese Valley Road, approximately 10 miles southwest of Ronan.

Proposed work includes replacing the existing structure and grading and paving the bridge approaches. The new structure may be adjusted vertically to provide necessary clearance from the creek, and it may be moved horizontally as a detour.

The existing bridge is currently load posted (10 tons) due to the poor, deteriorated condition of the substructure. The purpose of this project is to provide a new bridge that meets current design standards and enhances safety features for the traveling public and surrounding communities.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2026 depending on completion of design and availability of funds. Right-of-way acquisition or temporary construction permits will likely be required for this project. Relocation of utilities may also be necessary. Landowners may be contacted again prior to construction regarding temporary permits.

Partnering with the community is an important part of properly planning for future projects. MDT welcomes the public to provide ideas and comments on the proposed project. Comments may be submitted online at or in writing to Montana Department of Transportation, Missoula office, PO Box 7039, Missoula, MT 59807-7039. Please note that comments are for project UPN 10114000.

The public is encouraged to contact Missoula District Preconstruction Engineer Joel Boucher at 406-544-5802 with questions or comments about the project.

About MDT:

We are B.U.I.L.D.E.R.S. At MDT, our mission is to plan, build, operate, and maintain a safe and resilient transportation infrastructure to move Montana forward by setting the gold standard for a highly effective, innovative, and people-centric department of transportation. For more information about MDT and the work we do on behalf of Montana’s traveling public, visit 


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