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Vandalia Rest Area Study Begins

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is partnering with KLJ Engineering to identify improvement options for the existing Vandalia Rest Area. The rest area is located on US Highway 2 (US 2) approximately 14.5 miles west of Glasgow. A public open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cottonwood Inn and Suites, 54250 US 2, Glasgow, Montana 59230.

The study presents an opportunity to enhance safety features, improve operations, and extend the service life of one of MDT’s oldest rest areas. The goal of the study is to evaluate the cost effectiveness of two potential improvement options:

Restoring the existing facility. Restoration of the current rest area would include improved amenities.

Converting it to a truck parking area. Conversion to a truck parking area would replace the current facility with vaulted toilets and a modified parking lot.

Travelers can learn more about the study on the project website: Stay connected on project updates by emailing [email protected].

We are B.U.I.L.D.E.R.S. At MDT, our mission is to plan, build, operate, and maintain a safe and resilient transportation infrastructure to move Montana forward by setting the gold standard for a highly effective, innovative, and people-centric department of transportation. For more information about MDT and the work we do on behalf of Montana’s traveling public, visit

The Department of Transportation will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this public open house or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, contact the Montana Department of Transportation no later than November 10 at 5 p.m. to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need. Please contact Matt Maze, Office of Civil Rights, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, Montana 59620; telephone 406-444-5416; Montana Relay 711; facsimile 406-444-7243; or e-mail to [email protected].


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