Posted: Jun 12, 2013 1:23 PM by Chet Layman
Updated: Jun 12, 2013 1:33 PM
BOZEMAN - Getting out of Bozeman this summer will take you through road construction.
One of the larger projects is a widening effort for several locations in the Gallatin Canyon. South of Big Sky, crews have been moving a mountain to add a lane.
Crews have been using explosives to clear away a cliff that used to reach to the highway.
"We just did our final blast the other day. Now, it's just cleanup and get this road built and ready for asphalt," said Derek Griswold with M.A. Deatley Construction.
Highway 191 is busy this time of year and will get busier as the summer season continues. This project is a safety measure for the thousands of vehicles that travel through the area every day.
"This is going to be a turn lane going into Red Cliff Campground. We've got five of them to do. We're just widening the road, making them safe," Griswold said.
Work is scheduled to be completed at the Red Cliff Campground around the Fourth of July then the crew moves on.
Four more road-widening projects are scheduled in the Gallatin Canyon this summer. The next stop is at the Greek Creek Campground. In the Gallatin Canyon,
Motorists may want to leave a little extra time if travelling on Highway 191 this summer Those projects will last all season long and traffic restrictions will be a part of all four remaining Gallatin Canyon projects.