State Route 24, 25 and 28 in Montana
State Route 24 in Montana
Highway 24 (MT-24) is a state route in the U.S. state of Montana. The road forms a north-south route in the east of the state, from near Brockway to the border with Canada north of Opheim. Highway 24 is 216 kilometers long.
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Highway 24 begins at an intersection with Highway 200. The road heads north across the barren steppe, along the eastern edge of the large Fort Peck Lake, a reservoir on the Missouri River. Around the north side of the reservoir, the area is slightly hilly, with Highway 24 running over the top of Fort Peck Dam. The road then heads north and crosses the Milk River at Glasgow, the largest town on the route. At Glasgow one crosses the US 2. The road then continues north across the desolate steppe to the Canadian border north of Opheim. On the Canadian side, Highway 2 continues in Saskatchewan towards Moose Jaw.
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The road originated in Highway 22, which ran from the Wyoming border to the Canadian border. In the region where Highway 24 later came to run, it went a bit more westerly, from Jordan to Glasgow. North of Glasgow, Highway 22 more or less coincided with today’s Highway 24. Between 1933 and 1940, Fort Peck Dam was constructed, the largest dam on the Missouri River. As a result, the original route between Jordan and Glasgow was interrupted by Fort Peck Lake.
Alternatively, a new section of the road was later constructed starting 58 kilometers east of Jordan on Highway 200. Shortly after completion of the reservoir, a ferry service was established on what is now unpaved Secondary Highway 341. In 1940 only the part between Fort Peck Dam and Glasgow was asphalted. After the creation of the reservoir, work was done on two new north-south routes in this region, further west US 191 and Highway 24. Construction of the road did not proceed quickly, however, until the first half of the 1960s the road was built, which was completed by 1965.
In the late 1950s work began on asphalting the northern part of the route, which was completed in 1964 between Glasgow and Opheim. In 1966 the part between Opheim and the border with Canada was also asphalted. The road thus became part of the route between Glasgow and Moose Jaw. At the time, however, only the part between Highway 200 and Glasgow was numbered as Highway 24, the part from Glasgow to the border with Canada was numbered as Secondary Highway 247. Around 1978, this section was renumbered as Highway 24.
200 vehicles run daily between Highway 200 to Fort Peck and 1,000 vehicles between Fort Peck and Glasgow. After that, 300 to 400 vehicles will run between Glasgow and Opheim and only 40 vehicles will drive on the border with Canada.
State Route 25 in Montana
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Highway 25 (MT-25) is a state route in the U.S. state of Montana. The road forms a short 10-kilometer link at Wolf Point in the northeast of the state.
Highway 25 begins in Wolf Point on US 2. Wolf Point is one of the larger towns in northeastern Montana and a regional center. Highway 25 runs through the Missouri River valley here and ends 10 miles east of Wolf Point at an intersection with Highway 13.
The road was paved in the second half of the 1930s, and was one of the first state highways in northeastern Montana to be paved. The route may have been part of Highway 13 at the time, various road maps indicated that the short section of Highway 13 between Highway 25 and US 2 was numbered Highway 50, implying that Highway 13 made a detour at the time via Wolf Point.
Every day, 7,000 vehicles drive in Wolf Point itself and 1,000 vehicles east of the town up to Highway 13. [1
State Route 28 in Montana
Highway 28 (MT-28) is a state route in the U.S. state of Montana. The road forms a north-south route in the Rocky Mountains in the west of the state and runs from Plains to Elmo. Highway 28 is 76 kilometers long.
Highway 28 between Plains and Hot Springs.
Highway 28 begins at the village of Plains 800 meters above sea level at an intersection with Highway 200, then heads east and ascends to a low mountain pass at 1,100 meters. The valleys here are quite dry, but the mountain slopes are wooded. Nearby are mountains with peaks up to 2,300 meters. Highway 28 then curves north past Hot Springs and later turns east again to end at the village of Elmo on US 93 at Flathead Lake.
Highway 28 is one of Montana’s original state highways and ran between Plains and Elmo in the 1930s. In 1935 the road was completely unpaved, but partly a gravel road. The road was paved in two phases in the early and late 1940s. Since then, the road has been little modified.
Mostly 1,200 to 1,500 vehicles use Highway 28 every day.