Units from the Montana Army and Air National Guard are partnering with Montana State Parks to repair the main switchback road at Makoshika State Park in Glendive.
The Innovative Readiness Training project involves two units, 88 Montana Army National Guard soldiers from the 260th Engineer Company based out of Miles City, and 15 airmen from the Montana Air National Guard 219th Redhorse Squadron based in Great Falls.
Heavy rainfall in 2011 created soil sloughing that damaged the existing road at the switchback. A temporary road was put in place in 2012.
The switchback is the main way to access the badlands features of the state park. Work began July 14, and it’s expected to take 10 weeks.