The US 2 - Culbertson project continues previous and ongoing roadway improvements in Roosevelt County to enhance safety and improve pedestrian accessibility, drainage, and roadway conditions in Culbertson.
The project will reconstruct approximately 1 mile of US Highway 2 (US 2) beginning west of 3rd Ave West easterly through the community to connect to the recent highway reconstruction near the Culbertson Museum.
In addition to rehabilitating the road surface and weigh station, the project will install curb, gutter, storm drainage, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)-compliant sidewalks, and new signage throughout the more urban areas near Culbertson on US 2.
This project aims to accommodate future traffic increases and heavy truck travel, manage runoff and improve storm drainage, enhance safety features, and extend the service life of the roadway.
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Knife River will begin construction in spring 2023. The US 2 - Culbertson project is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2023, weather and other factors permitting.
Impacts on the Public
During work hours, motorists on US 2 should expect short delays, flaggers and signals controlling the movement of traffic, single-lane restrictions, and reduced speed limits. Some parking along US 2 will be restricted or reduced during construction. MDT and Knife River will maintain traffic flow but rely on you to keep roadway crews safe.
When traveling during construction season, watch for the “cone zone” and workers on the highway. These workers spend their days working a short distance from fast-moving vehicles, and while they make every effort to work safely, they count on you to pay attention, slow down and be careful as you pass through a work zone.
MDT and their consultant have communicated with residents and businesses along the project area, the Culbertson Town Council and school administration, and other interested parties. If you have comments or questions regarding the US 2 - Culbertson project, contact