Montana Department of Transportation

Active Project

Madison Street Bridge Rehabilitation

For the week of March 27:
Crews have completed laying rebar and are preparing to pour concrete on the northbound lanes. Once the concrete work in the northbound lanes is completed, traffic will be switched over and deck removal work in the southbound lanes will begin, weather permitting. This however, will not take place for another 4 to 6 weeks.

With the Montana Science Fair and the Missoula Home and Garden Show taking place at the Adams Center this week and as traffic is reduced to 2 lanes on the bridge please plan extra travel time, expect delays due to congestion and, when possible, use alternate routes.

Throughout the duration of the project, there will be large openings due to the lack of decking in the northbound lanes. All pedestrians and cyclists are asked to not enter the work zone under any circumstances, day or night. Protective barriers have been installed to ensure that no debris falls from the bridge into the underbridge or the trail system below.

Underbridge and Trail System:
The pedestrian/bike underbridge below the Madison Street Bridge, which connects the Kim Williams river trail system, will be open until mid-spring. The trail system will remain open throughout the project with the exception of the trail access via Maurice Ave directly south east of the bridge.
In addition, and for safety reasons, Frontier West will have signage in place at certain trail system access points to alert pedestrians and cyclists of small delays during excavation and new deck placement.

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view of the Madison Street Bridge from underneath

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  • Montana Public Radio
  • The Mountain 102.5 FM
  • The Blaze 96.3 FM

Join us:
There will be public meetings for the Madison Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project taking place every other Monday at 11am at the Double Tree Inn located at 100 Madison St.
The meetings will allow members of the public a chance to discuss progress with members from Frontier West and MDT and get questions answered about the project.

The next 2 meetings will be taking place on March 27th and April 10th.

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If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call Mike Murphy at 728-8499 or sign up for the .

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MDT Project Camera

view of the Madison Street Bridge from the northwest

Project Overview

On November 21, 2016 work on the Madison Street Bridge support structures took place and on January 10, 2017 work on the bridge deck began with reduction of traffic down to two lanes and the removal of the bridge decking. Despite the cold weather delays in early January, the project remains on schedule.

Headed by general contractor, Frontier West, the primary goal of the Madison Street Bridge Rehabilitation is to fix the bridge’s failing bridge deck. In addition to bridge deck repairs, the project features structural, aesthetic and multi-modality improvements such new lighting and railings, bike lanes, and expanded protected sidewalks. Work also includes repair of the bridge’s support structures. The anticipated completion date of the Madison Street Bridge Rehabilitation is August 2017, weather permitting.
For the duration the Madison Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project, Frontier West recommends using alternate routes and encourages drivers to plan additional travel time, especially from 7:00 am to 9:30am and 4pm to 6pm, as there will be traffic delays on the bridge during these times.
Please obey all signage and remember that fines do double in work zones. Crews will be in operation Monday through Friday from approximately 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.