The Montana Department of Transportation invites residents and businesses to a public meeting during the design phase of the U.S. Highway 89 road improvements project.

The public meeting will take place on Sept. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Choteau/Teton Public Library, 17 Main Ave. N., in Choteau.

This multi-year project anticipates construction in 2023-25. The project area encompasses nearly 20 miles of U.S. Highway 89 just outside of Choteau city limits. Stretching from about seven miles north and 13 miles south of Choteau, this project will improve the alignment and condition of the roadway. This new design will include a larger Teton River bridge, more passing opportunities, wider shoulders and easier curves. A project brochure with a map can be found online at

The work, as conceived as of now, skips over the city of Choteau’s Main Avenue. At this time, MDT is not planning to improve Main Avenue.

A collaborative effort with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks and Upper Missouri Breaks Audubon Society has determined locations for three new wildlife viewing pullouts. They will be placed within the Freezout Lake Wildlife Management Area between Choteau and Fairfield.

Those interested in staying up to date are encouraged to send a request to, call the project hotline at 406-578-4747 or visit the project webpage:

Alternative accessible formats of this document will be provided on request. Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Ave., P.O .Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; telephone, 406-444-5416; or Montana Relay Service at 711.