Old Hardin Highway – Lockwood MT

Description

“Practically every two-lane highway in Eastern Montana was built with the help of WPA funds, said Jon Axline, a historian with Montana’s Department of Transportation.

A prime example around Billings is the Old Hardin Highway, which was improved in the 1930s, Axline said. The road climbs out of Lockwood, clinging to the hillside in a series of tight curves.

In the 1930s, roads were built to fit the landscape. The interstate highway took the opposite approach, molding the landscape to fit the road’s design.”

Source notes

"Traces of New Deal remain in Montana," Billings Gazette, May 31, 2008

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 8, 2018.

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Location Info


Old Hardin Rd.
Lockwood, MT

Coordinates: 45.811136, -108.417886

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