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US Hwy. 93 construction through Ronan continues

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News from Sloane Stinson, on behalf of the MT Dept. of Transportation

RONAN — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Riverside Contracting Inc. will continue paving operations on US Highway 93 north of the intersection with Third Ave. and Old US 93 as weather permits.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the project area where work is underway. Please follow all traffic control and watch for workers and equipment.

Once this work is complete, paving operations will be suspended until spring.

Concrete work will also continue along Round Butte Road, along with seeding on the sides of US 93.

During the week of Nov. 20, crews will continue seeding and clean-up activities throughout the project area.

Crews will be onsite through Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. All work is dependent on weather and other unforeseen factors.

The installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of US 93 with Third Ave. and Old US 93 has been delayed due to unforeseen supplier issues. MDT has sourced another supplier and will keep the public updated.

When traveling through the construction zone, slow down, follow all traffic control, and watch for workers and equipment. The speed limit remains at 35 mph. Please remember to follow posted speed limits when driving through the project site.

For more information on the Ronan-North project, visit:

Don’t Crowd the Plow

While driving, be on the lookout for snowplows and give operators room to work. Many plows are hit by private vehicles each winter, with the potential to cause harm to all parties involved. The plow truck and operator are taken out of service immediately following an incident. Drive safely this winter and keep these tips in mind:

Don’t pass a plow when the Tow Plow is deployed. The operator will periodically rotate the Tow Plow back in line with the truck to allow vehicles to pass.

Be aware that, where there is one plow working, others may be nearby. The snow cloud created by one plow may obscure presence of additional plows in adjacent lanes.

When approaching a snowplow from the rear, reduce speed immediately.

When approaching an oncoming plow, don’t crowd the centerline.

Be patient. Plow operators know where they can pull over to let vehicles pass, but remember, the road in front of the plow is likely not as clear as the road behind it.

MDT has tools to help plan for conditions so you can reach your destination safely. Find more plow safety information and winter driving tips at: Current construction information, width restrictions, and road conditions throughout Montana can be found at: []

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