Montana Highway 24

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Montana Highway 24 marker

Montana Highway 24
Route information
Maintained by MDT
Length: 134.098 mi[1] (215.810 km)
Major junctions
South end: MT 200 near Brockway
North end: Hwy 2 at Port of Opheim
Location
Counties: Garfield, McCone, Valley
Highway system

Montana Highways

MT 23 MT 25

Montana Highway 24 (MT 24) is a 134-mile-long (216 km) state highway in the US state of Montana. It begins at MT 200 near Brockway, and ends at the Saskatchewan border at Port of Opheim. Along the way, it intersects MT 117, MT 42 and US Highway 2 (US 2).

Route description[edit]

MT 24 begins at an intersection with MT 200 near Brockway. The route then proceeds northward through a rural area along the eastern shore of Fort Peck Lake. The highway turns to the west, crosses the Fort Peck Dam before passing through Fort Peck, Montana, and travels just yards from the northern shore of the lake. It intersects with MT 117, as it exits Fort Peck, and enters Wheeler. The highway heads northwest before turning due north. From here, it intersects MT 42, just prior to intersecting with US 2. MT 24 passes on the eastern outskirts of Glasgow, and travels near the Glasgow International Airport. It heads north-northwest, soon turning due north again before intersecting Cut Across Road, so named for its cutting across the vast open expanses of land between US 2, and MT 24. An intersection with Montana Secondary Highway 248 (S-248) follows, and MT 24 reaches its end at the Saskatchewan border, north of Port of Opheim.[2]

History[edit]

Originally, MT 24W connected MT 24 with Glasgow. A former MT 24 ran between Marion and Jennings in the 1930s, which is now known as Pleasant Valley Road.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Garfield Flowing Wells 0.000 0.000 MT 200 Southern terminus
McCone
No major junctions
Valley Fort Peck 59.097 95.107 MT 117
Glasgow 73.217 117.831 MT 42
74.659 120.152 US 2
Opheim 123.639 198.978 S-248
Port of Opheim 134.098 215.810 Hwy 2 Canadian border
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning Division, Data and Statistics Bureau, Road Inventory and Mapping Section (2011). "Montana Road Log" (PDF). Montana Department of Transportation. pp. 163–4, 170. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Overview of Montana Highway 24". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=from:+MT-24%20@47.325620,%20-106.170670+to:+MT-24%20@48.999045,%20-106.378751. Retrieved March 18, 2008.
  3. ^ Ballard, Mike; Droz, Robert V. (October 17, 2006). "Montana State Highways 1–50". Montana Highways. Self-published. Retrieved March 18, 2008. [unreliable source?]