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Effects on accidents, safety questioned at Laurel interchange meeting

Effects on accidents, safety questioned at Laurel interchange meeting

Laurel residents questioned Tuesday how much a new proposed Interstate 90 interchange would cut accidents on a dangerous stretch of highway west of town.

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State DOT to hold meeting on West Laurel Interchange

State DOT to hold meeting on West Laurel Interchange

State transportation officials are unveiling next week their latest plan for a new Interstate 90 interchange west of Laurel.

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Billings legislator working on bill to ban cellphone use in vehicles across Montana

Billings legislator working on bill to ban cellphone use in vehicles across Montana

BOZEMAN — A bill being drafted by a Billings legislator would ban cellphone use while driving in Montana.

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NWS issues Hazardous Weather Outlook for blowing snow, frigid temps

Frigid temperatures will drop lower during the day on Thursday, as another cold front enters the Billings area.

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Gazette opinion: Don’t become a traffic crash statistic in 2015

Montana’s highway traffic death toll for 2014 was the lowest since 2010, but it still leaves much room for improvement.

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Officials reopen one lane of the Fly Creek Bridge near Pompeys Pillar

Officials reopen one lane of the Fly Creek Bridge near Pompeys Pillar

The Fly Creek Bridge just east of Pompeys Pillar has been reopened to single-lane traffic, the Montana Department of Transportation said Monday.

December 08, 2014 4:34 pm Photos

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Fuel spill closes Highway 87 near Lewistown

A semi truck hauling fuel has tipped over on Highway 87 east of Lewistown, closing the road for cleanup until at least 4:30 p.m.

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DOT closes bridge over Fly Creek east of Pompeys Pillar

DOT closes bridge over Fly Creek east of Pompeys Pillar

The Montana Department of Transportation has closed a bridge over Fly Creek on the Custer Frontage Road after an inspection showed deterioration in its timber pilings.

December 01, 2014 6:26 pm Photos

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Tow plow ready to clear twice as much snow on Montana highways

Tow plow ready to clear twice as much snow on Montana highways

Highways in the Billings area should be cleared in record time this winter thanks to the newest snow-removal weapon in the Montana Department of Transportation’s arsenal.

December 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Free app shows Montana road conditions, weather

Free app shows Montana road conditions, weather

The Montana Department of Transportation is making it easier to prepare for holiday travel and winter roads with a free mobile application that provides road conditions, weather, incidents, highway closures and roadway camera images.

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Public making their vote count on Highway 3 plans

Public making their vote count on Highway 3 plans

The 30 or so people who attended a meeting Wednesday on proposed improvements to a five-mile stretch of Highway 3 literally held the highway’s future in the palm of their hand.

October 15, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Smarter traffic signals, safer traveling public

Billings traffic signals are set for major upgrades over the next three years that should help traffic flow more smoothly — even at signals near train tracks.

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'This has been an absolute disaster': Construction delays rankle Red Lodge businesses

'This has been an absolute disaster': Construction delays rankle Red Lodge businesses

RED LODGE — For the past six months, visitors to this resort town have been greeted by short detours around bulldozers at the city’s north entrance.

October 05, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Beartooth Pass reopened

The Beartooth Pass south of Red Lodge has reopened, the Montana Department of Transportation said on Friday. The Wyoming side will be opening as well.

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Jefferson Lines finds temporary new home in downtown Billings

Jefferson Lines finds temporary new home in downtown Billings

The Jefferson Lines bus station has found a temporary home in downtown Billings and is using state money to renovate permanent digs.

September 26, 2014 5:26 pmLoading…

A dozen opportunities to tell the Billings City Council what's on your mind

If the public has a mind to, residents could keep the members of the Billings City Council up well past their bedtime Monday.

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Council hopes to clear train crossing backup at busy intersection

Council hopes to clear train crossing backup at busy intersection

What started out as a simple request — finding out how to update the computer system that runs stoplights that control traffic at one of Billings’ busiest train crossings, at N. 27th Street and Montana Avenue — apparently isn’t as simple as it seems.

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Gazette opinion: Montana’s deadliest travel season

Gazette opinion: Montana’s deadliest travel season

Summer is the deadliest season on Montana highways. More fatal motor vehicle crashes occur in the warm, busy travel season than on snowpacked and icy winter roads.

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Construction to straighten curves on Lipp Road

Construction to straighten curves on Lipp Road

Construction work is ongoing to address dangerous curves along Lipp Road, north of Laurel.

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Utility work beneath N. 27th Street set to begin July 14

Utility work beneath N. 27th Street set to begin July 14

As they have for the past three summers, work crews will again undertake major utility replacement projects in Billings.

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