Interstate 15 project near Wolf Creek takes break for winter

The Montana Department of Transportation and Riverside Contracting Inc. have paused construction on the Interstate 15 Wolf Creek North and South project for the 2023 construction season, it was announced Thursday.

A portion of Interstate 15 near Wolf Creek is pictured under construction as part of a nearly $40 million Montana Department of Transportation rehabilitation project expected to last three construction seasons.

Courtesy of the Montana Department of Transportation

Motorists are now traveling on both sides of I-15. No traffic control will be in place this winter. Crews will return in the spring to begin work on the northbound lanes of I-15.

Construction began this past spring to rehabilitate about 7 miles of I-15 through Wolf Creek in a project that in early 2023 was estimated at nearly $40 million.

Work completed in 2023 included removing about 2 feet of degraded roadway material and placing new fabric, crushed gravel base and a new asphalt driving surface on the southbound lanes of I-15.

Crews also upgraded the concrete barrier rails, metal guardrails and signage on the southbound lanes. Roadside delineators (roadside markers) were added

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