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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.

July 24, 2014 7:49 pmLoading…
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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Gazette opinion: Time to refuel America’s Highway Trust Fund

America’s transportation program is running on empty.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Beartooth Pass reopens on Montana side

The Beartooth Pass has reopened on the Montana side, according to the Montana Department of Transportation. 

June 19, 2014 10:50 amLoading…

Federal highway funds hit rough patch

The next congressional budget crisis is barreling down a road near you.

June 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Beartooth Pass opens as planned Friday morning

Beartooth Pass opens as planned Friday morning

Cars, motorcycles and snowboarders checked out the Beartooth Highway as it opened to travel on Friday morning. 

May 23, 2014 5:08 pm Photos

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Zimmerman Trail rock work ahead of schedule

Zimmerman Trail rock work ahead of schedule

The rocks that are intentionally crashing down the Rims from six troublesome spots above Zimmerman Trail are tumbling ahead of schedule.

May 22, 2014 12:15 am Video Photos

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Brave biker

Brave biker

A cyclist coasts down the Beartooth Pass after riding uphill to where crews were replacing guardrails.

May 19, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Big blower

Big blower

The Kodiak snow blower can consume about 100 gallons of fuel a day.

May 19, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Blowing snow

Blowing snow

The Kodiak snow blower is capable of 644 horsepower and can move 5,000 tons of snow per hour at an elevation of 10,000.

May 19, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Essential cat

Essential cat

The PistenBully 300 snowcat is essential to the road-clearing operations as it makes it easier for the other equipment like the snow blowers to operate.

May 19, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Snow eater

Snow eater

The ribbon and fans of the Kodiak snow blower move at a speed of 800 RPMs.

May 19, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Airborn snow

Airborn snow

After a snowcat pushes snow down, two snow blowers mounted on the front of a front-end loader and grader blow the snow off the highway.

May 19, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Avalanche spotter

Avalanche spotter

Stewart West, at right, talks to Randy Roth about watching the mountainside for avalanches on Monday.

May 19, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Snow photo

Snow photo

MDOT special projects manager Anna O'Brien snaps a photo atop the Beartooth Pass on Monday. She posts the photos to the department's website and Facebook page. Videos made by the snowplow crew are posted on YouTube.

May 19, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
PistenBully

PistenBully

MDOT bought a new German-made snowcat to help clear its high-mountain routes on the Beartooth and Marias passes.

May 19, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

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