Section of Park Street to be closed, detour put in place for summer construction at Montana Tech

construction signs on campus

A section of Park Street will be closed and detours will be in place Monday, May 6, 2024 through early August 2024 to allow for construction on the Montana Technological University campus.

The University will be upgrading its heating system during this time, as well as cutting a curb on Granite Street to allow access to Prospector Hall, and the parking lot.  Park Street will be closed from the Marcus Daly statue to the west corner of the Student Union Building. Traffic will be detoured to Granite Street beginning at the Montana Tech arch on Park Street. The project will be fenced and sidewalk traffic around the construction site will be limited.

Montana Tech thanks all members of the Butte and campus communities for accommodating construction. If you have any questions, please contact Layne Sessions, director of facilities, at

If you need bus service, you can catch the bus and be dropped off at the corner of Park and Western by the arch, between 25 minutes to 30 minutes after the hour, for each hour the bus runs.

Detour map

UPDATE 5/13 

Butte-Silver Bow City-County has put up a road closed sign at the corner of Granite and Ophir Street. This is effectively closing that intersection and any access to through traffic for 1 – 2 weeks while they work on some road repairs to Ophir street area.

Due to this fact, we are recommending that persons coming to campus should plan to travel on Steele Street over to the World Museum of Mining area, and then up to campus. Trucking companies like UPS, Fedex, and those with semi trailersc should be instructed on bringing in their shipments along the Steele Street corridor.

Employees may be able to still access parts of campus by coming up Granite Street, if it is not blocked off, and then turning left into the Prospector parking lot off of the temporary apron that has been installed.  Please use utmost caution when turning onto this apron, especially when the road re-opens and traffic may be heading east along Granite Street after the road re-opens.

We apologize for this extreme inconvenience.