The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Construction underway on HWY 55


Jack H. Smith

A sign informs vehicles of weight restrictions on MT HWY 55.

A construction project to upgrade Montana HWY 55 is underway, and local residents could encounter delays up to 15 minutes.

According to the Montana Department of Transportation, roadway grading and culvert installation is in progress. The construction is from Mile Marker 7 to 12.1 and includes the replacement of the bridge crossing Pipestone Creek. South bound traffic has been detoured onto Capp Lane. The detour has a 10-foot width restriction, and a 10-ton weight restriction. Those restrictions are expected to remain in effect until the fall.

Melissa Shannon of MDT will be discussing t...

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