MDT seeking comments on Wolf Creek bridge projects

The Montana Department of Transportation is seeking comments on a project to implement improvements to three bridge decks near the community of Wolf Creek in Lewis and Clark County.

The project includes two bridges at the Wolf Creek Interchange (Exit 226) on Interstate 15 and the Little Prickly Pear Creek bridge on Walsh Street in Wolf Creek.

Proposed work includes bridge deck milling and overlays on the interstate bridges and replacing the bridge deck on the Little Prickly Pear Creek bridge. Bridge rail modifications are also within the scope of the project, according to a MDT release.

The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2020, depending on completion of all project development activities and availability of funding. Construction will likely involve slight delays, lane shifts, reduced lane widths, and alternating one-way traffic. MDT plans to maintain access over Little Prickly Pear Creek Bridge during construction, however, restricted vehicle widths and weights are likely. No new right-of-way or utility relocations are currently anticipated.

The purpose of the project is to prevent further deterioration and extend the service life of the bridges, according to the MDT release.

For more information, contact Great Falls District pre-construction engineer Steve Prinzing at 406-444-5880 or project design engineer Jere Stoner at 406-444 7675.

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 8085003. 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