Montana Projects Roundup   12/2009
8th Avenue-Main to 9th-Laurel Reconstruction Laurel, Yellowstone County
$3.3 million
Owner: Montana Dept. of Transportation
Contractor: Knife River
Design Firm: MDT Billings District 5
Start: Nov. 2009
Finish: Fall 2010
This ARRA-funded project consists of sidewalk, curb and gutter reconstruction; surfacing, drainage, signing and striping; a water and sewer trunk line and services construction through Laurel.
Absarokee Street Reconstruction Absarokee, Stillwater County
$12.9 million
Owner: MDT
Contractor: Riverside Contracting
Design Firm: MDT Billings District 5
Start: Nov. 2009
Finish: Fall 2010
This project consists of grading, drainage, fencing, irrigation relocation and road maintenance work in the town of Absarokee and into Stillwater County.
Bull Mountain Rail Spur

Yellowstone and Musselshell counties
$105 million
Owner: Global Rail Group
Contractor: Ames Construction Inc.
Design Firm: TranSystems
Start: July 2008
Finish: Aug. 2009
This design-build project consisted of a 36-mile-long railroad spur that included the construction of five bridges. The project included onsite processing of 382,000 cu yd of material for production of sub-ballast. The bridges are all three-span structures utilizing precast concrete girders and cast-in-place footings, piers, abutments and decks.

The Club at Spanish Peaks Big Sky
$100 million
Owner: Spanish Peaks Holdings LLC
Contractor: Dick Corp.
Design Firm: CTA Architects Engineers
Start: 2009
Finish: On Hold
The Club at Spanish Peaks is located on 3,500 acres in a secluded valley only 18 miles from Yellowstone National Park with easy access to Bozeman. The 290,000-sq-ft lodge building will house 49 condominium units, restaurants, a spa, private dining areas and other common spaces where members can gather.
Family Housing Replacement Project � Phase 7D Malmstrom Air Force Base
$22 million
Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers � Seattle District
Contractor: Joseph J. Henderson & Son General Contractors
Design Firm: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers � Seattle District
Start: Oct. 2009
Finish: June 2011
This project consists of the demolition of existing duplex houses at Malmstrom Air Force Base, and the new construction of approximately 41 new duplex buildings totaling 164,000 sq ft.
Highway 191 � Gallatin Canyon Safety Improvements Gallatin Canyon
$13 million
Owner: State of Montana
Contractor: COP Construction
Design Firm: MDT
Start: June 2009
Finish: July 2010
MDT is making improvements to Highway 191 through Gallatin Canyon to enhance public safety. The projects include adding turn lanes for Highway 64 going to Big Sky, slope flattening, widening of shoulders, improving clear zones, improving site distance, installing new and upgraded guardrails, and replacing two bridges.
Kootenai National Forest Road Maintenance, Forest Protection Kootenai National Forest
$16.6 million
Owner: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Contractor: Numerous contracts to be awarded over the next two years
Design Firm: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Start: Sept. 2009
Finish: 2011
These ARRA-funded projects consist of the paving of 49 bridges across the Kootenai National Forest with approximately 2,450 tons of hot asphalt concrete, along with road maintenance, upgrades to recreational sites and protection of watershed health and other natural resources.
Montana State University Gaines Hall Renovation
$32 million
Owner: MSU
Contractor: BN Builders
Architect: Dowling Sandholm Architects
Start: March 2008
Finish: May 2010
Renovation of the four-story, 100,000-sq-ft Gaines Hall on the MSU campus consists of complete demolition down to the concrete structure. The new facility will feature a lecture hall, upgrade of interior finishes, lab/classroom build-outs, new casework, new data networks throughout the building and enhanced ADA access.
Seeley Lake Water System Improvements Project Seeley Lake
$2.5 million
Owner: Seeley Lake Water District
Contractor: Dick Anderson Construction
Design Firm: Thomas Dean & Hoskins
Start: June 2009
Finish: Oct. 2009
This project consists of construction of a 500,000-gal.-concrete water storage tank, the installation of main distribution main piping and a treatment plant upgrade.
Shiloh Road Corridor to Billings Reconstruction Yellowstone County
$5.2 million
Owner: MDT
Contractor: Knife River
Design Firm: MDT Billings District 5
Start: Oct. 2009
Finish: Fall 2010
This ARRA-funded project consists of the grading, gravel surfacing and storm drain construction as well as the construction of two roundabouts at Shiloh and Monad roads and Shiloh Road and Central Avenue.