Roosevelt Drive Upgrade Study

Roosevelt Drive, south of Butte, is an important corridor for residents, recreationists, and commercial outfits. The roadway offers recreational access to hiking, biking, camping, hunting, horseback riding, motorized recreation, and winter sports in Thompson Park and the greater Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

Over the past several years, the condition of the roadway has deteriorated significantly. In order to maintain access to federal lands and private residences, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in partnership with Butte-Silver Bow City-County and the United States Forest Service (USFS), are developing a planning study. Recommendations have been identified for Roosevelt Drive to address the most critical needs of the corridor including safety and operations, roadway geometrics, residential and recreational access, environmental concerns, and maintenance needs.

A public meeting will be held to share these recommendations with the public. Area residents, recreational users, and anyone with an interest in this project are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 14th at the Copper King Convention Center in room Copper 1. The meeting will be formatted as an open house and the public is invited to attend at their convenience anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 PM. Project staff will be available at the open house to answer questions.

For more information about the project or to provide comments, please contact Scott Randall by phone at 406-447-5000; or by email at