Although Montana has not closed its borders , Gov. Steve Bullock has specifically asked people not to visit the state while residents there “shelter-in-place.”
Bozeman Pass on I-90 is open throughout entire year. There may be occasional temporary closures due to significant snowstorms, so be sure to check ahead if traveling during the winter for conditions and temporary closures .
Shoshone County Sheriff Mike Gunderson reports that Thompson Pass , a popular northern route between Idaho’s Shoshone County and Montana’s Sanders County, is now open and being maintained. For more information, the Shoshone County Public Works department can be reached at 208-753-5475.
Montana borders the Canadian provinces of British Columbia , Alberta , and Saskatchewan to the north and the U.S. states of North Dakota and South Dakota to the east, Wyoming to the south, and Idaho to the west.
This is Montana . Adverse conditions have always been part of winter traveling. Now, rather than relying on motorists to safely navigate winter road conditions, the DOT uses magnesium chloride and salt , mixed with sand, as a deicing product.
Travelers in the immediate Missoula area won’t notice much difference Thursday when speed limits are raised to 80 mph on most interstate highways in Montana. A 20-mile stretch of Interstate 90 with Missoula in the middle will remain at 75 mph and, for a couple of miles, 65 mph .
Montana is a beautiful state to drive in, but it can be dangerous . Extensive winding roads and unpredictable driving conditions can cause sketchy conditions. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent accidents and keep yourself and other people safe on Montana’s roads.
Index. The only road open in Yellowstone National Park is Highway 89 at Gardiner, Montana through the North Entrance. This road will take you to park Headquarters at Mammoth Hot Springs and from Mammoth Hot Springs to Silver Gate and Cooke City, Montana . No other entrance to Yellowstone is open at this time.
Montana’s Beartooth Highway Is One of the Most Dangerous Roads in America. It is 68.7 miles long and connects two locales you’ve never planned to visit: Red Lodge and Cooke City, Montana.
The Beartooth Highway is currently CLOSED for the season. MDT and NPS coordinate closely in keeping the road open throughout the summer. Opening the Beartooth Highway is a huge undertaking – check out these videos of our crews working hard to get it open for the 2020 season.
The MT 200 Clark Fork River Bridge approximately one-mile northwest of Trout Creek is closed to all traffic. Construction projects on Montana’s roads and bridges are considered an “essential” operation and will continue moving forward as scheduled in 2020.