MDT identifies long-range plan for US 93 corridor

Improvements are on their way to the corridor connecting Florence to Lolo, but it could be anywhere from two to 10 years before they go into place. 

The Montana Department of Transportation is currently involved in a study of the corridor that is expected to wrap up at the end of 2023 or beginning of 2024. After that, implementing changes will be funding-dependent, MDT representatives said Tuesday. 

See what weather is in store for the Missoula area this week!

“It’s a fairly monumental lift in front of us,” said Bob Vosen, District Administrator for the Missoula District at MDT. 

Vosen explained MDT spends about $120 million in the Missoula District every year, and it would take 37 years to make all the scheduled improvements in a world where traffic was nonexistent on roadways throughout the area. 

People are also reading…

Members of Missoula’s Planning Board acknowledged the immensity of the job in front of Vosen and his colleagues.

“It’s just always challenging to meet the needs of growth with our roads and I think we’re just seeing a lot of that this year,” said Board Member Dori Gilels. 

Despite the challenges, MDT is forging

View Source