MDT awards contract to replace Augusta bridge washed out by June flooding

The Montana Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Helena Sand and Gravel to repair Montana Highway 21 east of Augusta where the Elk Creek Overflow bridge washed out in June.

Proposed work includes replacing the failed structure with three 7-foot culverts, filling in the scour and washout areas, and restoring base gravel and pavement. Utilities are currently being moved in preparation of the site for repair work.

County rebuilding roads damaged by June flooding; requests state disaster relief funds

The project is tentatively scheduled to be complete on Aug. 17, depending on approval of environmental permits. Alternate routes are available through Fairfield and Secondary Highway 408 or Bowman’s Corner on Montana Highway 200 and U.S. Highway 287.

For more information visit the project website at or contact Great Falls District Construction Engineer Rich Hibl at 406-454-5910 or District Projects Engineer Christie McOmber at 406-454-5880.

Members of the public may submit written comments to the MDT Great Falls office at P.O. Box 1359, Great Falls, MT 59403-1359, or online at

Please note that your comments are for project UPN 7938001. Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request by contacting Alice Flesch, Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; 406-444-9229; TTY (800) 335-7592; fax 406-444-7243; or e-mail to