Road Department

Name Title Phone Email
Ben Bache Road Foreman – District 1 (406) 826-3742
Ben Bache Road Foreman – District 2 (406) 741-3582
Lee Smith Road Foreman – District 3 (406) 827-3691

2023 Sanders County Dust Control Program

Sanders County will be accepting applications for dust control using magnesium chloride, only on county maintained gravel roads. Magnesium Chloride is a temporary product that is not guaranteed to completely suppress dust.

The proposed dust control for a location must be a minimum of 300 feet in length. The application must be accompanied by a map of the location as well as full payment by either a check or money order made payable to “ Sanders County.”

Dust control applications may be denied or delayed due to pending road improvements or annexations, weather, road conditions and/ or the availability of the Road Department or the Applicator to participate. After dust suppressant is applied, the County will continue to maintain the road as needed. The County will only participate in dust control application once per section of road per year.

If you have any questions please contact the road foreman for your district. Road District No. 1 & 2 Ben Bache at 406-531-1711 and Road District No. 3 Lee Smith 406-827-3691. County road crews will mark, prep and water the sites the day before treatment is applied.

To obtain an application you can click here 2023 Sanders County Dust Control Program or contact Sandy Maciel at 406-827-6966.

Sanders County Road Weight Limits: 

Road District No. 1: Weight Limits are OFF.  

Road District No. 2: Weight Limits are OFF.  

Road District No. 3: Weight Limits are OFF. 

Sanders County would like to announce that there will be some delays on the Thompson River Road and the ACM Road this summer starting soon.  There will be graveling projects going on the entire summer. 

Please watch this site for any changes. 

For Load Limit and Road Maintenance questions, please contact the Foreman in the appropriate District listed at the top of this page.

Montana highways are maintained by the Montana Dept. of Transportation.

Driveway Encroachments

Encroachments needs to be completed whenever accessing off of a County road or State Highway in order to ensure public safety and prevent unnecessary degradation to county/state maintained roads and highways.

Sanders County Encroachment

State of Montana Encroachment (when accessing off of Montana State Highways)

Helpful Link

Road District 1

Maintains county roads starting at Plains to Thompson Falls including Cherry Creek Rd.

Plains Road Shop – District 1
38 Old Airport Rd.
Plains, MT 59859

Road District 2

Maintains county roads in the Hot Springs, Dixon and Paradise area.

Hot Springs Road Shop – District 2
50 Little Bitterroot Rd.
Hot Springs, MT 59845

Road District 3

Maintains county roads in the west end of the county beginning west of Thompson Falls to the state line.

Thompson Falls Road Shop – District 3
3983 Mt. Highway 200
Trout Creek, MT 59874
(406) 827-3691

Heron Road Shop – District 3
156 Railroad Ave.
Heron, MT 59844
(406) 847-2207

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