Montana Highway 200

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Montana Highway 200 marker

Montana Highway 200
Route information
Maintained by MDT
Length: 706.624 mi[1] (1,137.201 km)
Major junctions
West end: SH-200 northwest of Heron
  US 93 from Ravalli to Missoula
I-90 from Wye to Bonner
US 12 from Missoula to Bonner
US 287 near Milford Colony
US 89 from Vaughn to Armington
I-15 near Great Falls
US 87 from Great Falls to Grass Range
US 191 from near Hobson to Lewistown
East end: ND 200 at Fairview
Location
Counties: Richland, Dawson, McCone, Garfield, Petroleum, Fergus, Judith Basin, Cascade, Lewis and Clark, Powell, Missoula, Lake, Sanders
Highway system

Montana Highways

US 191 MT 200S

Highway 200 in the U.S. State of Montana is a route running east-west covering the entire state of Montana. From the starting point at ID 200, near Heron, Montana the highway runs east to ND 200 near Fairview, Montana . It is part of a chain of state highways numbered 200 which extend from Idaho across Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Montana Highway 200 is also the longest route signed as a state highway in the United States.

Highway 200 helps to connect many small towns located in central Montana and the vast plains area of eastern Montana, to larger western Montana cities such as Great Falls and Missoula.

The highway runs parallel to the Blackfoot River from McNamara to Milltown. The highway is subject to hazardous driving conditions in the winter, particularly due to black ice. The road crosses Rogers Pass on the continental divide on its way west to Missoula.

At its western end, west of Missoula, Highway 200 follows the Clark Fork River eastward at the feet of the Cabinet Mountains until it meets the Flathead River at MT 135. It then follows the Flathead River east to Dixon where the Flathead River turns north. Highway 200 continues east following the Jocko River until the intersection of Highway 200 and US 93 at Ravalli. The highway then bends south to join US 90 east into Missoula.

Highway 200 and US 93 southbound

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Sanders   0.000 0.000 SH-200 west Continuation into Idaho
  10.418 16.766 MT 56 north
Plains 76.706 123.446 MT 28 east
  85.030 136.843 MT 135 west
Lake Ravalli 115.803 186.367 US 93 north West end of US 93 overlap
Missoula Missoula 143.004 230.143 I-90 west West end of I-90 overlap
146.612 235.949 Airway Boulevard
148.388 238.807 US 93 south (Reserve Street) East end of US 93 overlap
151.451 243.737 Orange Street
152.315 245.127 US 12 west (Van Buren Street) West end of US 12 overlap
East Missoula 153.940 247.742 East Missoula
Bonner 156.885 252.482 I-90 east / US 12 east East end of I-90 and US 12 overlaps
  189.465 304.914 MT 83 north
Powell   213.308 343.286 MT 141 south
Lewis and Clark   248.000 399.117 Continental Divide crossing at Rogers Pass Elevation 5,610 feet (1,710 m)
  266.655 429.140 US 287
Cascade Sun River 297.069 478.086 US 89 north West end of US 89 overlap
Vaughn 305.044 490.921 I-15 north West end of I-15 overlap
  309.142 497.516 Manchester
Great Falls 313.020 503.757 To US 87 (Northwest Bypass) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
314.999 506.942 I-15 Bus. (Central Avenue West)
316.588 509.499 I-15 south / I-315 begins / I-15 Bus. north / MT 3 begins East end of I-15 overlap; West end of I-315 and MT 3 overlaps
316.923 510.038 14th Street Southwest
317.416 510.832 I-315 ends East end of I-315 overlap
319.582–
319.662
514.317–
514.446
US 87 north (14th Street, 15th Street) West end of US 87 overlap
322.762 519.435
US 87 Byp. (57th Street)
  342.240 550.782 US 89 south East end of US 89 overlap
Judith Basin Stanford 378.939 609.843 MT 80 north
Fergus   406.937 654.902 US 191 south / MT 3 south East end of MT 3 overlap; west end of US 191 overlap
Lewistown 421.272 677.972 US 191 north East end of US 191 overlap[a]
424.211 682.701 US 191 north
Grass Range 454.798 731.926 US 87 north / MT 19 East end of US 87 overlap
Petroleum
No major junctions
Garfield Jordan 552.525 889.203 MT 59 south
  588.970 947.855 MT 24 north
McCone Circle 620.305 998.284 MT 13 north
621.349 999.964 MT 200S east
Dawson
No major junctions
Richland Sidney 692.396 1,114.303 MT 16 south West end of MT 16 overlap
694.964 1,118.436 MT 16 north East end of MT 16 overlap
Fairview 706.624 1,137.201 ND 200 east Continuation into North Dakota
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  1. ^ Maps and route logs are inconsistent as to if US 191 splits away west of Lewistown or in downtown Lewiston.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montana Road Log". Montana Department of Transportation. 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2012.