HAVRE, Mont. – The road crossing Fresno Dam will be reduced to a single lane of traffic June 6-16, 2023, in support of the ongoing Safety of Dams project. Delays should be expected while crossing the dam. Traffic will return to a normal pattern during the weekend, June 10-11.
All reservoir boat ramps will remain open and there will be no impact to the reservoir water surface elevations this season due to the construction. Built in 1939 on the Milk River in north-central Montana, the 84-year-old embankment dam has experienced 7‐10 feet of settlement since construction.
“The Safety of Dams project will add a sand and gravel filter and toe drain system, with an embankment fill overlay and a vertical sand filter trench to correct settlement related safety deficiencies,” said Steve Darlinton, project manager.
For project updates visit www.usbr.gov/gp/mtao/fresno/ or call Steve Darlinton at 406-247-7322.