In 2012, the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University and the Craighead Institute started a project to look at the effects of U.S. Highway 287 and MT Highway 87 in the Madison Valley on road related wildlife mortality and movement patterns, said Lance Craighead of the Craighead Institute.
During their meeting with Madison County Commissioners on March 14, the county road review committee presented a recommendation for Jim Alan Road. In a six to one vote, the committee recommended the road be private. Commissioners then voted in favor of the committee’s recommendation.
In May of 2016, Madison County commissioners established a road review committee intended to research contentious county roads, one of which is Jim Alan Road south of MT Highway 87 near the Montana/Idaho border and Horn Creek Road, and report their findings back to the commissioners.
On Sept. 21, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed the boat ramp at the Varney Bridge fishing access site for repairs. Varney Bridge FAS is located 10 miles south of Ennis along the Madison River.
If things go according to plan, the Blaine Spring Creek Bridge reconstruction will be completed before the end of October, according to Madison County commissioner Jim Hart.
Blaine Spring Creek Bridge construction begins earlier than expected
Last week, the Montana Department of Transportation awarded a contract to Knife River Corporation out of Billings to replace the Blaine Spring Creek Bridge later this summer.
County applies for funds to maintain road to Cliff and Wade lakes
Jeremiah Theys with Great West Engineering is currently at work updating Madison County’s bridge and road standards.
Stay safe, Madison County! Road conditions in Southwest Montana today are icy and unpredictable. The Madisonian has received reports of crashes and cars stuck in drifts up and down the Madison Valley – on Ennis Lake Road, Norris Hill, North Meadow Creek and Highway 84 between Norris and Bozeman in particular. Check the Montana Department […]