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Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota

Weekly Updates

May 21-25, 2018

  • Traffic is starting to change on Russell Street for the Broadway to Dakota project, the week of May 21 – May 25. Mid-week, a paved reroute will be in effect until August, or for approximately 90 days. This will be a shift in lane configurations on Russell Street, but two-way traffic will continue to flow.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass construction and excavation will continue. Existing trail detours remain in effect.
  • For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system are now in effect. Traveling in restricted construction zones is prohibited. The public is reminded to follow all posted detour signage. As a reminder, all can use Mountain Line for safe travel through the construction area. Both Mountain Line and UDASH have consolidated bus stops during construction. Mountain Line has moved stops to Wyoming Street and First Street. UDASH buses do not operate during the University of Montana summer break. UDASH buses will resume service on Monday, August 27.
  • Traveling in restricted construction zones is a significant safety hazard. Fines double when workers are present.
  • After much anticipation, the project web cam is now installed and running. Visit the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota Project Camera web page to see the progress.
  • As construction season moves forward, we will also be hosting a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements.
  • Text updates are also available. To register text "RUSSELL" to 41411.
  • Please feel free to let us know if you have questions by calling our project hotline at 406-207-4484 or by contacting Katie .

Previous Updates

May 14-18, 2018

  • Construction continues on Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota throughout the week of May 14 – May 18. Throughout the week, excavation and Russell Street bridge support work will be ongoing. Work will be maintained on the east side of Russell Street. This transition will require traffic to be shifted to the west side of Russell where two-way traffic is moving efficiently. Drivers are encouraged to be alert and pay attention to posted signage.
  • Preliminary retaining wall excavation will begin next week to begin building the Milwaukee Trail underpass. Bridge shoring is also anticipated to begin; no additional traffic impacts are expected.
  • For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system are now in effect. Traveling in restricted construction zones is prohibited. The public is reminded to follow all posted detour signage. As a reminder, all can use Mountain Line for safe travel through the construction area. Both Mountain Line and UDASH have consolidated bus stops during construction. Mountain Line has moved stops to Wyoming Street and First Street. Please visit UDASH’s detour page for additional information
  • Traveling in restricted construction zones is a significant safety hazard. Fines double when workers are present.
  • As construction season moves forward, we will also be hosting a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements.
  • Text updates are also available. To register text "RUSSELL" to 41411.
  • Please feel free to let us know if you have questions by calling our project hotline at 406-207-4484 or by contacting Katie .

May 7-11, 2018

  • Construction continues on Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota throughout the week of May 7 – May 11. Throughout the week, excavation and Russell Street bridge support work will be ongoing. Work will be maintained on the east side of Russell Street. This transition will require traffic to be shifted to the west side of Russell where two-way traffic is moving efficiently. Drivers are encouraged to be alert and pay attention to posted signage.
  • Preliminary retaining wall excavation will begin next week to begin building the Milwaukee Trail underpass. Bridge shoring is also anticipated to begin; no additional traffic impacts are expected.
  • For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system are now in effect. Traveling in restricted construction zones is prohibited. The public is reminded to follow all posted detour signage. As a reminder, all can use Mountain Line for safe travel through the construction area. Both Mountain Line and UDASH have consolidated bus stops during construction. Mountain Line has moved stops to Wyoming Street and First Street. Please visit UDASH’s detour page for additional information
  • Traveling in restricted construction zones is a significant safety hazard. Fines double when workers are present.
  • As construction season moves forward, we will also be hosting a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements.
  • Text updates are also available. To register text "RUSSELL" to 41411.
  • Please feel free to let us know if you have questions by calling our project hotline at 406-207-4484 or by contacting Katie .

April 30 - May 4, 2018

  • Construction continues on Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota throughout the week of April 30 – May 4. Work will be maintained on the east side of Russell Street. This transition will require traffic to be shifted to the west side of Russell where two-way traffic is moving efficiently. Drivers are encouraged to be alert and pay attention to posted signage.
  • Preliminary retaining wall excavation will begin next week to begin building the Milwaukee Trail underpass. Bridge shoring is also anticipated to begin; no additional traffic impacts are expected.
  • For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system are now in effect. Traveling in restricted construction zones is prohibited. The public is reminded to follow all posted detour signage. As a reminder, all can use Mountain Line for safe travel through the construction area. Both Mountain Line and UDASH have consolidated bus stops during construction. Mountain Line has moved stops to Wyoming Street and First Street. Please visit UDASH’s detour page for additional information
  • Traveling in restricted construction zones is a significant safety hazard. Fines double when workers are present.
  • As construction season moves forward, we will also be hosting a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements.
  • Text updates are also available. To register text "RUSSELL" to 41411.
  • Please feel free to let us know if you have questions by calling our project hotline at 406-207-4484 or by contacting Katie .

April 23-27, 2018

  • Construction continues on Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota throughout the week of April 23 – 27. Work will begin on the east side of Russell Street. This transition will require traffic to be shifted to the west side of Russell. Drivers are encouraged to be alert and pay attention to posted signage.
  • For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system are now in effect. Traveling in restricted construction zones is prohibited. The public is reminded to follow all posted detour signage. As a reminder, all can use Mountain Line for safe travel through the construction area. Both Mountain Line and UDASH have consolidated bus stops during construction. Mountain Line has moved stops to Wyoming Street and First Street. Please visit UDASH’s detour page for additional information.
  • Traveling in restricted construction zones is a significant safety hazard. Fines double when workers are present.
  • As construction season begins, we will also be hosting a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements.
  • Text updates are also available. To register text "RUSSELL" to 41411.
  • Please feel free to let us know if you have questions by calling our project hotline at 406-207-4484 or by contacting Katie .

April 16-20, 2018

  • As part of the Russell Street - Broadway to Dakota construction, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is anticipated to detour bicyclists and pedestrians using the Milwaukee Trail system; weather dependent. The contractor plans to close the Milwaukee Trail from Catlin Street to Prince Street starting Monday, April 16 through November. To provide an ADA accessible route, MDT will be adding crosswalks for the detour to provide safe crossings of Russell Street at the Wyoming Street intersection. The contractor is working to install signage along the trail to share detour maps and routes. Mountain Line bus stops will also be affected and moved. No northbound and southbound bus stops with associated crossings will be moved to Wyoming Street and First Street.
  • Traffic will be shifted to the west along Russell Street, beginning on Monday, April 16. Drivers are encouraged to be alert and look for signage. Fines double when workers are present.
  • Dakota Street is anticipated to be closed Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 27 for sewer installation. Wyoming Street will continue to be closed through Wednesday, April 18 for the continuation of the water and irrigation installation. Accommodations will be made to allow for shared-use path traffic being detoured through this area.
  • Please feel free to let us know if you have questions by calling our project hotline at 406-207-4484 or by contacting Katie .

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