While Beartooth Highway construction projects may slow or delay travel time, completion of these projects will ensure the long term health of the Beartooth Highway keeping it open and safe for the thousands of visitors who enjoy it each year. Your patience is appreciated, and we think you’ll find the Beartooth Highway construction site the most beautiful you’ve ever stopped at!
2014 Construction Information
Final phases of work to complete the Long Lake Bridge construction project will begin Friday, August 1, 2014 with work expected to last through mid-September, 2014
The Long Lake Bridge construction site is located 12 miles east of the intersection of the Beartooth Highway – US 212 and the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway Wyoming 296.
During the first three weeks of August travelers should expect delays of a MAXIMUM of 30 minutes at the construction site as backfilling operations are completed. Flaggers will be on-site to provide effective traffic control when lane closures are required. During the second phase of construction, mid-August through mid-September lane closures will be minimal with only intermittent delays expected.
More detailed information will be available as construction crews arrive on the Beartooth Highway to begin work and updates will be made available on the Beartooth Highway website at beartoothhighway.com and on the Beartooth Highway Project Hotline – 888-285-4636.
The Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Forest Service, and National Park Service would like to thank you for your patience as we improve the Beartooth Highway!
East to west travel – Red Lodge to Cooke City, MT
31.5 miles to construction site from Red Lodge
West to East travel – Cooke City to Red Lodge, MT
26 miles to construction site from Cooke City
Intersection US 212 – WY 296 Chief Joseph Scenic Byway
12 miles to construction site from intersection US 212 & WY 296
The project is expected to to be completed in early summer 2014. Construction updates distributed on Friday mornings throughout the travel season and posted to this website.The Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Forest Service, and National Park Service would like to thank you for your patience as we improve the Beartooth Highway!
Heavy Equipment on the Highway
Visitors to the Cooke City area may encounter heavy equipment on the Beartooth Highway as the Montana Department of Environmental Quality works to complete a five-year, $24 million reclamation project for the McLaren Mine Mill just east of Yellowstone National Park. More information about the reclamation project can be found on-line at the Montana DEQ web site.