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Highway construction could bring hour delay

Tyler Allen

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By Matt Hudson Explore Big Sky Editorial Assistant
Traffic will be delayed between Big Sky and Bozeman as part of a project to
install turn lanes along Highway 191. Work will take place between mile
markers 44 and 66, through at least the end of the summer.
The main cause for delays is related to rock excavation, according to Dusty
Forsmann, the project manager for M.A. DeAtley Construction. Excavation
occurs in two phases that will create different delays.
Rock blasting could stop traffic for up to an hour, Forsmann said, while
trucking out the material could cause 15-minute waits. He said crews will
generally blast rock between noon and 5 p.m. and will remove the material
at night.
This phase of the project began July 22 at Moose and Greek creeks. Other
sites will include Karst Ranch and the Castle Rock Inn. The excavation
process could last up to two months, Forsmann said.

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