Super sacks hold back the Yellowstone River as a crew from Wilson Brothers Construction installs the final section of the new Laurel boat ramp.
A construction crew from Wilson Brothers installs the final section of concrete at the new Laurel boat ramp. The heavy-duty ramp measures 20 feet wide and 100 feet long.
A crew from Wilson Brothers Construction lays the final section of concrete at the new Laurel boat ramp.
LAUREL — In three weeks, contractors should be finished with repairs to the south bank of the Yellowstone River here, rip-rapping and beefing up 700 feet of shore after the record-setting flood of 2011 swept away much of the old bank below the Highway 212 bridge.
Workers pour concrete for a new boat ramp in Riverside Park in Laurel on Friday.
Construction of a new boat ramp at Sidney Bridge fishing access site is expected to be completed by the end of November.
Last spring’s flood destroyed the concrete boat ramp at Riverside Park near Laurel, making it impossible to use for this year’s Peaks to Prairie race.
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is asking the National Park Service to cancel paving projects at boat launches along a southeastern Montana river popular for its fishing.