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Bonner Bridges Project Weekly Updates

Bonner Bridges Project

Weekly Updates

July 8, 2019

  • Construction continues at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge.
  • Be aware of traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge. Slow down in the work zone; follow all posted signage and traffic control.
  • Crews are working to prepare to set girders in the coming weeks. The current bridge sections are in place to allow for forming and pouring of pier caps.
  • At present, the Blackfoot River is open under the Bonner Bridges. River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly SMS texting updates by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.
  • Please reach out if you have questions by calling our hotline at 406-207-4484.

Previous Updates

June 28, 2019

  • Construction continues at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge. In the coming week, expect work to pause by the end of the day on Wednesday, July 3 to accommodate for holiday travel.
  • However, all traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge will remain in place through the holiday weekend. Slow down in the work zone; follow all posted signage and traffic control.
  • Crews plan to finish forming pier caps and pouring those caps the week of June 30.
  • At present, the Blackfoot River is open under the Bonner Bridges. River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly email updates by contacting Sarah . SMS texting updates are also available by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.

June 21, 2019

  • Construction continues at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge. Motorists should expect traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge. Slow down in the work zone; follow all posted signage and traffic control.
  • Crews will start forming and placing concrete for the pier columns that will sit atop the drilled shafts. Expect some noise while slope stability pilings are hammered.
  • At present, the Blackfoot River is open under the Bonner Bridges. River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly email updates by contacting Sarah . SMS texting updates are also available by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.

June 14, 2019

  • Construction is underway at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge. Motorists should expect traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge. Slow down in the work zone; follow all posted signage and traffic control.
  • Crews are working on drilled shaft and abutment construction. Drilled shafts are the in-ground supports for new columns that will be constructed at each end of the bridge. Work on abutments is intended to provide additional support at the bridge ends. Looking ahead to the week of June 17, crews will start forming and placing concrete for the pier columns that will sit atop the drilled shafts. Expect some noise while slope stability pilings are hammered.
  • At present, the Blackfoot River is open under the Bonner Bridges. River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly email updates by contacting Sarah . SMS texting updates are also available by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.

June 7, 2019

  • Construction is underway at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge. Motorists should expect traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge. Slow down in the work zone; follow all posted signage and traffic control.
  • At present, the Blackfoot River is open under the Bonner Bridges. River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly email updates by contacting Sarah . SMS texting updates are also available by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.

May 31, 2019

  • Construction is underway at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge. Motorists should expect traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge. Slow down in the work zone; follow all posted signage and traffic control.
  • At present, the Blackfoot River is open under the Bonner Bridges. River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly email updates by contacting Sarah . SMS texting updates are also available by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.

May 24, 2019

  • Get an up-close look at bridge demolition at the Bonner Bridges.
  • All crews will be off of construction sites today, Friday May 24 at noon to accommodate for holiday traffic. Crews will return to work on Tuesday, May 28. Please continue to decrease speed and follow all signage in the work zone.
  • Construction is underway at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge. Motorists should expect traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge. Slow down in the work zone; follow all posted signage and traffic control.
  • At present, the Blackfoot River is open under the Bonner Bridges. River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly email updates by contacting Sarah . SMS texting updates are also available by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.

May 17, 2019

  • Get an up-close look at bridge demolition at the Bonner Bridges.
  • Construction is underway at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge. Motorists should expect traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge. Slow down in the work zone; follow all posted signage and traffic control.
  • At present, the Blackfoot River is open under the Bonner Bridges. River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status. While the river closure is in effect, all recreationists should take out at the Weigh Station. The river closure extends from the Weigh Station on Highway 200 to the Milltown State Park. Once the river is safe for recreational use, Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the river.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly email updates by contacting Sarah . SMS texting updates are also available by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.

May 10, 2019

  • Construction is underway at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge. Motorists should expect traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge. Slow down in the work zone; follow all posted signage and traffic control.
  • Good news! The Blackfoot River closure will be lifted tomorrow, Saturday, May 11. At that time, floating will be allowed under the Bonner Bridges.
  • River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status. While the river closure is in effect, all recreationists should take out at the Weigh Station. The river closure extends from the Weigh Station on Highway 200 to the Milltown State Park. Once the river is safe for recreational use, Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the river. For your safety, please do not float through the project area.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly email updates by contacting Sarah . SMS texting updates are also available by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.

May 2, 2019

  • Construction has begun at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge. Motorists should expect traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge. Slow down in the work zone; follow all posted signage and traffic control.
  • Due to construction, the Blackfoot River is closed under the Bonner Bridges. River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status. While the river closure is in effect, all recreationists should take out at the Weigh Station. The river closure extends from the Weigh Station on Highway 200 to the Milltown State Park. Once the river is safe for recreational use, Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the river. For your safety, please do not float through the project area.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly email updates by contacting Sarah . SMS texting updates are also available by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.

April 26, 2019

  • Construction has begun at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge. Motorists should expect traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge. Slow down in the work zone; follow all postage signage and traffic control.
  • Due to construction, the Blackfoot River is closed under the Bonner Bridges until late spring. River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status. While the river closure is in effect, all recreationists should take out at the Weigh Station. The river closure extends from the Weigh Station on Highway 200 to the Milltown State Park. Once the river is safe for recreational use, Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the river. For your safety, please do not float through the project area.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly email updates by contacting Sarah . SMS texting updates are also available by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.

April 19, 2019

  • Construction has begun at the Bonner Bridges project on Interstate 90. All traffic is transitioned onto the eastbound bridge. Motorists should expect traffic control devices, decreased speeds and two-way traffic across the bridge.
  • Slow down in the work zone; follow all postage signage and traffic control.
  • Due to construction, the Blackfoot River will be closed under the Bonner Bridges until late spring. River users should sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information on the river closure status.While the river closure is in effect, all recreationists should take out at the Weigh Station. The river closure extends from the Weigh Station on Highway 200 to the Milltown State Park. Once the river is safe for recreational use, Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the river. For your safety, please do not float through the project area.
  • Those looking for continual updates about the Bonner Bridges project are advised to sign up for weekly email updates by contacting Sarah . SMS texting updates are also available by texting “BONNER” to 41411. Regular updates are sent during active construction to those who have registered.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction and the construction deck is not open to the public.

August 30, 2018

August 6, 2018

  • The Montana Department of Transportation wishes to thank all participants in the recent design workshop for this project; community input will be used to shape endcap design options for the Bonner Bridges once they are completed. See the Community Participation section below for more information.
  • Work to remove the piers under Interstate 90 continues. Currently, crews are working on the strengthening the substructure of the bridge. Starting July 23, slope stabilization will begin as well; some noise may accompany this work. Noise will occur during work hours between 7:30 am and 6:00 pm on workdays.
  • Two-way traffic is routed onto the existing westbound bridge, and traffic is reduced to single lanes in each direction through the work zone. During the construction, travelers on Interstate 90 should expect lower speed limits and traffic congestion. Please be mindful of signage. Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction.
  • Community Participation:
  • Save the Date for an open house for the Bonner Bridges project. The project team will be on-hand to answer questions, including those questions about timeline, budget and construction. A voting session will also be held at the Open House to help determine the design on the Bonner Bridge endcaps.
  • When: Monday, August 6th 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Where: Bonner School
    Who: Everyone is invited to attend
    What: Open House
    Why: Learn more about the project and vote on the design of endcaps
  • River Closure Information:
  • Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted the closure of the Blackfoot River from the Weigh Station to the Milltown State Park. The next planned closure of the Blackfoot River is scheduled for August 27 - September 8, 2018 (closures dates subject to change due to weather and river conditions).
  • Project Information:
  • To sign up for text alerts about the project, please text BONNER to 41411 (standard data and messaging rates apply).
  • Wide loads should refer to detailed passage instructions here.
  • In the continual effort to provide regular and updated communication to the public, the Montana Department of Transportation will be hosts a weekly meeting at the Salvation Army in Missoula each Tuesday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. This time is designed for members of the public to stop by to ask questions or provide feedback on any of the Missoula urban-area projects; including Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota, the Van Buren Street Interchange, Bonner Bridges and ADA improvements.

July 20, 2018

  • Work to remove the piers under Interstate 90 continues. Currently, crews are working on the strengthening the substructure of the bridge. Starting July 23, slope stabilization will begin as well; some noise may accompany this work. Noise will occur during work hours between 7:30 am and 6:00 pm on workdays.
  • Two-way traffic is routed onto the existing westbound bridge, and traffic is reduced to single lanes in each direction through the work zone. During the construction, travelers on Interstate 90 should expect lower speed limits and traffic congestion. Please be mindful of signage. Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction.

July 13, 2018

  • The Montana Department of Transportation wishes to thank all participants in the recent design workshop for this project; community input will be used to shape endcap design options for the Bonner Bridges once they are completed. See the Community Participation section below for more information.
  • Work to remove the piers under Interstate 90 continues. Currently, crews are working on the strengthening the substructure of the bridge. Starting July 23, slope stabilization will begin as well; some noise may accompany this work. Noise will occur during work hours between 7:30 am and 6:00 pm on workdays.
  • Two-way traffic is routed onto the existing westbound bridge, and traffic is reduced to single lanes in each direction through the work zone. During the construction, travelers on Interstate 90 should expect lower speed limits and traffic congestion. Please be mindful of signage.
  • Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction.
  • Community Participation:
  • Save the Date for an open house for the Bonner Bridges project. The project team will be on-hand to answer questions, including those questions about timeline, budget and construction. A voting session will also be held at the Open House to help determine the design on the Bonner Bridge endcaps.
  • When: Monday, August 6th 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Where: Bonner School (room TBD)
    Who: Everyone is invited to attend
    What: Open House
    Why: Learn more about the project and vote on the design of endcaps
  • River Closure Information:
  • Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted the closure of the Blackfoot River from the Weigh Station to the Milltown State Park. The next planned closure of the Blackfoot River is scheduled for August 27 - September 8, 2018 (closures dates subject to change due to weather and river conditions).
  • Project Information:
  • To sign up for text alerts about the project, please text BONNER to 41411 (standard data and messaging rates apply).
  • Wide loads should refer to detailed passage instructions here.
  • In the continual effort to provide regular and updated communication to the public, the Montana Department of Transportation will be hosts a weekly meeting at the Salvation Army in Missoula each Tuesday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. This time is designed for members of the public to stop by to ask questions or provide feedback on any of the Missoula urban-area projects; including Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota, the Van Buren Street Interchange, Bonner Bridges and ADA improvements.

July 6, 2018

  • Work to remove the piers under Interstate 90 continues. Two-way traffic is routed onto the existing westbound bridge, and traffic is reduced to single lanes in each direction through the work zone. During the construction, travelers on Interstate 90 should expect lower speed limits and traffic congestion. Please be mindful of signage. Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction.

June 29, 2018

  • Work to remove the piers under Interstate 90 continues. Two-way traffic is routed onto the existing westbound bridge, and traffic is reduced to single lanes in each direction through the work zone. During the construction, travelers on Interstate 90 should expect lower speed limits and traffic congestion. Please be mindful of signage. Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction.
  • For the July 4 holiday, crews will not be on the Bonner Bridges work site. However, traffic control and decreased speeds are in effect throughout the project zone. The work zone will become active again at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5.

June 15, 2018

  • Work to remove the piers under Interstate 90 continues. Two-way traffic is routed onto the existing westbound bridge, and traffic is reduced to single lanes in each direction through the work zone. During the construction, travelers on Interstate 90 should expect lower speed limits and traffic congestion. Please be mindful of signage. Pedestrian facilities running under the Bonner Bridges are closed during active construction.

June 8, 2018

  • Work to remove the piers under Interstate 90 continues. Two-way traffic is routed onto the existing westbound bridge, and traffic is reduced to single lanes in each direction through the work zone. During the construction, travelers on Interstate 90 should expect lower speed limits and traffic congestion. Please be mindful of signage.
  • Additionally, Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted the closure of the Blackfoot River from the Weigh Station to the Milltown State Park. All river users should refer to signage at river access sites and use extreme caution when floating through the construction area under the Bonner Bridges construction zone.The next planned closure of the Blackfoot River is scheduled for August 27 - September 8, 2018 (closures dates subject to change due to weather and river conditions).

June 1, 2018

  • Work to remove the piers under Interstate 90 continues. Two-way traffic is routed onto the existing westbound bridge, and traffic is reduced to single lanes in each direction through the work zone. During the construction, travelers on Interstate 90 should expect lower speed limits and traffic congestion. Please be mindful of signage.
  • Additionally, Fish, Wildlife and Parks has extended the closure of the Blackfoot River from the Weigh Station to the Milltown State Park to ensure the safety of river users. Once the river is safe for recreational use, Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the river at their discretion.

May 25, 2018

  • Work to remove the piers under Interstate 90 continues. During the holiday weekend, from noon on Friday, May 25 to Tuesday, May 29, crews will not be present in the work zone, however two-way traffic will still be routed onto the existing westbound bridge, and traffic will be reduced to single lanes in each direction through the work zone. During the construction, travelers on Interstate 90 should expect lower speed limits and traffic congestion. Please be mindful of signage.
  • Additionally, Fish Wildlife and Parks has extended a planned closure of the Blackfoot River from the Weigh Station to the Milltown State Park through the holiday weekend to ensure the safety of river users. Once the river is safe for recreational use, Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the river at their discretion.
  • Project Information:
  • To sign up for text alerts about the project, please text BONNER to 41411 (standard data and messaging rates apply).
  • Wide loads should refer to detailed passage instructions here.
  • In the continual effort to provide regular and updated communication to the public, the Montana Department of Transportation will be hosts a weekly meeting at the Salvation Army in Missoula each Tuesday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. This time is designed for members of the public to stop by to ask questions or provide feedback on any of the Missoula urban-area projects; including Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota, the Van Buren Street Interchange, Bonner Bridges and ADA improvements.