Montana Highway 16

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Montana Highway 16 marker

Montana Highway 16
MT 16 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDT
Length152.371 mi[1] (245.217 km)
Major junctions
South end I-94 Bus. (Towne Street) in West Glendive
  I-94 in West Glendive
US 2 in Culbertson
North end Hwy 6 in Regway, Saskatchewan
Location
CountiesDawson, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan
Highway system
MT 13MT 17

Montana Highway 16 (MT 16) is a 152.371-mile-long (245.217 km) state highway in the US state of Montana. It begins in West Glendive at a Business Loop of Interstate 94 (I-94), and ends at the Port of Raymond on the Saskatchewan border. The northern portion from U.S. Route 2 (US 2) at Culbertson to the Canada–United States border is proposed as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway.[2]

Route description[edit]

MT 16 begins in West Glendive, across the Yellowstone River from Glendive, at an intersection with a business loop of Interstate 94. It proceeds north, crossing under I-94 before turning northeast to follow the left bank of the Yellowstone River and the Yellowstone Valley Railroad. After crossing from Dawson into Richland counties and passing through Knife River and Crane, the road meets MT 23 and MT 200 south of Sidney. With MT 200, the road continues into Sidney, then MT 16 leaves westwards on the northern outskirts of town and swings northwest, heading away from the North Dakota state line.

Leaving the Yellowstone Valley, MT 16 heads cross-country towards Culbertson, crossing the Missouri River a few miles south of town and entering Roosevelt County there. In Culbertson itself, the road meets US 2, then leaves north, passing Froid's western outskirts and then crossing into Sheridan County. Soon, it passes through the Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, nearby Medicine Lake, and then swings around in an arc to a junction with MT 5, just southeast of Plentywood. The two highways have a concurrency through town, before MT 16 leaves northwards. It then has a clear run to the Canada–US border, continuing on as Saskatchewan Highway 6, connecting to Regina and beyond to Saskatoon.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
DawsonWest Glendive0.0000.000 I-94 Bus. – Glendive City Center, CircleSouthern terminus
0.5960.959 I-94 – Billings, Bismarck, AirportI-94 exit 213
3.7195.985 S-254 north – Bloomfield, Richey
RichlandSidney49.61479.846 MT 23 east / MT 200 west – CircleSouthern end of MT 200 overlap
52.18283.979 MT 200 east – FairviewNorthern end of MT 200 overlap
65.292105.077 S-201 – Fairview
RooseveltCulbertson89.464143.978 US 2 west – Wolf PointWestern end of US 2 overlap
90.144145.073 US 2 east – WillistonEastern end of US 2 overlap
97.412156.769McCabeFormer S-496 east
Froid103.063165.864 S-405 east – Froid
103.433166.459 S-344 west
Sheridan108.943175.327 S-350 west – Homestead
Medicine Lake114.571184.384 S-573 east
122.897197.784 CR 258 – Reserve, DagmarFormer S-258
130.152209.459 S-517 east – Coalridge
135.605218.235 MT 5 east – Westbysouthern end of MT 5 overlap
Plentywood137.632221.497 MT 5 west – Scobeynorthern end of MT 5 overlap
Raymond–Regway Border Crossing152.371245.217Canada–United States border
Hwy 6 north – ReginaContinuation into Saskatchewan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  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. 4, 39, 66–67, 68–69, 75, 89–90. Retrieved August 3, 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty (HEP) (18 June 2012). "Statutory Listing of Corridor Descriptions - High Priority Corridors - National Highway System - Planning - FHWA". U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 3 August 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Google (3 August 2012). "Overview of Montana Highway 16" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 3 August 2012.