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Rouse Avenue – Main to Oak

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Weekly Updates

July 13-17, 2020

  • The Rouse Avenue – Main to Oak project continues construction for the week of July 13. The closures remain the same: Rouse Avenue between Main Street and Lamme Street will be closed to all traffic. Rouse Ave is also closed to through traffic between Peach Street and Lamme Street. Drivers can expect two-way traffic on Rouse Avenue between Oak Street and Peach Street.
  • Excavation work continues on Rouse Avenue between Main Street and Lamme Street. Crews found that much of the dirt underneath the road was made up a silty sand. This material is not good to build on and could cause the road to deteriorate more rapidly if crews did use it. As a result, workers are excavating and removing this dirt and bringing in good material.
  • The crew is also installing the storm drain on Rouse Avenue between Main Street and Lamme Street. In order to do this, they needed to adjust the location of a water main in the area. More utility adjustments like this are expected to occur given the extensive network of piping underneath the road.
  • Workers will also be on the side of Rouse Avenue between Oak Street and Tamarack Street installing signage. For everyone’s safety, please slow down and leave room for workers.
  • The designated detour is via Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. To view a map of the closure as well as the detour, please visit: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/rouseoakmain/docs/jun-2020-Traffic-Control-Plan.pdf.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

Previous Updates

July 6-10, 2020

  • The Rouse Avenue – Main to Oak project continues for the week of July 6. Rouse Avenue between Main Street and Lamme Street will be closed to all traffic. Rouse Ave will also be closed to through traffic with local access only between Peach Street and Lamme Street. The Peach Street intersection is open during this time.
  • Crews continue to excavate Rouse Avenue between Main Street and Lamme Street in order to install the new storm drain system. The new storm drain is made of concrete and replaces an aging system made of clay. The old storm drain had drained stormwater off the road and into Bozeman Creek for multiple decades. This replacement will serve the growing Bozeman community for many decades to come.
  • The Montana Department of Transportation reminds residents and visitors that the section of Rouse Avenue between Main Street and Lamme Street is fully closed to all traffic, including bicycles, scooters, and pedestrians. This is an active construction site 24/7 even when crews are not around. For everyone’s safety, please do not wander in and out of the project site.
  • The designated detour is via Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. To view a map of the closure as well as the detour, please visit: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/rouseoakmain/docs/jun-2020-Traffic-Control-Plan.pdf.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

June 29 - July 3, 2020

  • MDT’s Rouse Avenue – Main to Oak project continues for the week of June 29. Rouse Avenue between Main Street and Lamme Street will be closed to all traffic. Rouse Ave will also be closed to through traffic with local access only between Peach Street and Lamme Street. Travel on Rouse Avenue between Oak Street and Peach Street will be fully open.
  • On Rouse Avenue between Main Street and Lamme Street, crews are excavating the area and installing a new storm drain and manholes. To do this, they excavate the area, remove the old storm drain and manholes, and place and connect the new concrete manholes and storm drain pipes. This process can be lengthened further as a number of other utilities lie underneath the road, including gas lines, fiber-optic cables, water lines, and sewer lines, and at times relocating another utility is needed in order for construction to proceed.
  • The storm drain system carries rain and snowmelt from the road through underground pipes. These pipes eventually connect to streams and rivers, and for Rouse Avenue specifically, the stormwater ends up in Bozeman Creek.
  • Crews will stop all work on the project by Friday, July 3 to allow for easier travel ahead of the July 4th weekend. They will return to the work on Monday, July 6 at 7 AM.
  • The designated detour is via Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. To view a map of the closure as well as the detour, please visit: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/rouseoakmain/docs/jun-2020-Traffic-Control-Plan.pdf.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

June 22-26, 2020

  • The Rouse Avenue – Main to Oak project continues for the week of June 22. Rouse Avenue between Main Street and Lamme Street will be closed to all traffic. Rouse Ave will also be closed to through traffic with local access only between Tamarack Street and Lamme Street. The Tamarack Street intersection and Peach Street intersections will be open. The Lamme Street intersection is closed.
  • Crews are primarily focused on work in the Main Street to Lamme Street section and will be excavating Rouse Avenue in order to reach utility lines and prepare the road for paving later on. They will also be in the area verifying underground utility lines ahead of installing a new storm drain.
  • Workers may also be present in a more limited capacity on Rouse Avenue between Tamarack Street and Lamme Street. Crews may return to this section periodically to finish storm drain work between Tamarack Street and Peach Street while the construction between Main Street and Lamme Street on Rouse Avenue is ongoing.
  • Once the Main Street to Lamme Street section is complete in August, work will focus on reconstructing the Peach Street intersection to make it a straight route across Rouse Avenue. This reconstruction will include turn lanes and a new traffic signal. Crews will also install the box culvert over Bozeman Creek, just south of Peach Street.
  • Mendenhall Street now has temporary two-way access between Rouse Avenue and Bozeman Avenue. This will return to one-way access once the Main Street to Lamme Street closure ends.
  • The designated detour is via Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. To view a map of the closure as well as the detour, please visit: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/rouseoakmain/docs/jun-2020-Traffic-Control-Plan.pdf.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

June 15-19, 2020

  • The Rouse Avenue – Main to Oak project continues for the week of June 15. Rouse Avenue between Main Street and Lamme Street will be closed to all traffic. Rouse Ave will also be closed to through traffic between Tamarack Street and Lamme Street. The Tamarack Street intersection and Peach Street intersections will be open. Starting Tuesday, June 16, the Oak Street intersection is also anticipated to be open.
  • Crews will begin work in the Main Street to Lamme Street section by milling the area on Monday, June 15. They will then adjust the locations of certain water mains and begin installing a new storm drain. Work in this section is expected to last until mid-August.
  • To ensure the project can continue to meet its deadlines, crews will continue to work on the section of Rouse Avenue between Tamarack Street and Lamme Street, installing a new storm drain. This section will continue to be closed to through traffic. Local traffic, including residents and emergency vehicles, still has access to this area.
  • Paving between Oak Street and Tamarack Street was delayed one day due to cold weather. As a result, crews are expecting to finish paving on Monday, June 15. On Monday, the detour via Griffin Drive, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street will be in effect, and the Oak Street intersection will be closed during the day, between 6 AM and 10 PM. Once this paving work finishes, traffic is advised to detour via Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street.
  • Residents may also see flaggers and single-lane traffic at the intersection of Peach Street and Rouse Avenue. Stillwater Electric is in the area performing utility work. Traffic can still travel east and west through the Peach Street intersection, but please be mindful of changing traffic patterns.
  • Between mid-June and mid-August, Mendenhall Street will have temporary two-way access between Rouse Avenue and Bozeman Avenue. This will return to one-way access once the Main Street to Lamme Street closure ends. This is to ensure that vehicles can still access lots on Mendenhall Street that can typically only be accessed one-way from Rouse Avenue.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

June 8-14, 2020

  • The Rouse Avenue – Main to Oak project continues for the week of June 8. Residents can expect additional closures as paving activities begin.
  • From Tuesday, June 9 through Friday, June 12, Rouse Avenue will be closed during daytime hours between Oak Street and Tamarack Street. Crews will be paving one side of the roadway at a time as well as intersections. During night hours, between 10 PM and 6 AM, travel on Rouse Avenue between Oak Street and Tamarack Street will open back up. Residents are asked to relocate vehicles parked on the street while crews are paving.
  • Crews also are working on Rouse Avenue between south of Tamarack Street and Lamme Street. This area is still closed to through traffic. Traffic can continue to travel east and west through the Peach Street and Lamme Street intersections. Crews are excavating in the area and installing a new storm drain.
  • Local access, including access for businesses, residences, and emergency vehicles continues to remain open throughout this time. Starting June 15, Rouse Avenue will be closed between Main Street and Lamme Street.
  • The detour via Griffin Drive, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street will be in effect when crews are paving. The map is available at https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/rouseoakmain/docs/april-2020-Traffic-Control-Plan.pdf.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

June 1-5, 2020

  • The Rouse Avenue – Main to Oak project continues for the week of June 1. Today, Friday, May 29, the intersection of Rouse Avenue and Tamarack Street will open. The closure on Rouse Avenue will shift to be between Aspen Street and Lamme Street. The Aspen Street, Peach Street, and Lamme Street intersections are open, so traffic can continue to travel east and west through those intersections. Local access, including access for businesses, residences, and emergency vehicles continues to be open in this area.
  • Local access, including access for businesses, residences, and emergency vehicles continues to be open in this area. Rouse Avenue residents between Aspen Street and Lamme Street can help the project crew by parking on side streets or alleyways whenever possible.
  • Crews are excavating in area and are continuing to install a new storm drain. This aging storm drain travels throughout the length of Rouse Avenue and needs to be replaced in order to continue to effectively drain and transport water.
  • The Aspen Street to Lamme Street closure is anticipated to change June 15. Between June 15 and August 15, Rouse Avenue will be closed between Main Street and Lamme Street.
  • Through traffic should detour via Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. View the Detour map.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

May 25-29, 2020

  • The Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project continues for the week of May 25. Crews will not work on Memorial Day, May 25, but the closure will still be in effect. Rouse Avenue is closed to through traffic from Oak Street to Aspen Street. The intersection of Rouse Avenue and Oak Street continues to be open.
  • Crews are installing a new storm drain system, replacing the aging system currently in place, and are excavating in the area. While this work has been occurring, crews identified additional issues with water mains in the area and worked to fix these issues. The closure in this area is anticipated to shift the first week of June and work will move south.
  • Traffic should detour via Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. View the Detour map.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

May 18-22, 2020

  • The Montana Department of Transportation's Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project continues for the week of May 18. Rouse Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Oak Street to Aspen Street. The Oak Street intersection is open.
  • Crews are continuing their work installing a new storm drain and excavating, as well as prepping the road for paving. Pending no delays, residents may also see crews on the side of the roadway, installing new curb and gutter between Oak Street and Tamarack Street.
  • The closure on Rouse Avenue between Oak Street and Aspen Street is expected to continue until the end of May. Construction will then continue south on Rouse Avenue, between Aspen Street and Peach Street. From June 15 to August 15, crews will work on Rouse Avenue between Lamme Street and Main Street.
  • Traffic should detour via Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. View the Detour map.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

May 11-15, 2020

  • Construction continues on the Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project for the week of May 11. Rouse Avenue will be closed to through traffic from 150 feet South of Oak Street to Aspen Street. The Oak Street intersection is open, and the Tamarack Street and Aspen Street intersections are closed. Access to businesses and residences remains open throughout this time.
  • Crews will be working on installing a new storm drain, replacing the old one currently in place. They will also be excavating in the area. In addition to this work, crews are fixing the underlying layers of roadway, prepping the area for paving. Doing this helps to create a smooth, longer-lasting roadway.
  • Traffic should detour via Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. View the Detour map.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

May 4-8, 2020

  • The Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project continues for week of May 4. Closures will change halfway through the week. Please see below for detailed information:
    • On Monday and Tuesday, 5/4/20 and 5/5/20, Rouse Avenue will be closed from Oak Street to Aspen Street. Continue detouring via Griffin Drive, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street.
    • On Wednesday, 5/6/20 the Rouse Ave/Oak Street intersection will open. Traffic will be able to detour via Oak Street, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street.
    • From Wednesday, 5/6/20 through the end of the week, Rouse Avenue will be closed from 150 feet south of Oak Street to Aspen Street. This closure is expected to last for three weeks.
  • Local access to businesses and residences remains open. Please follow the posted signage.
  • Crews will continue storm drain work by installing a new storm drain on Rouse Avenue between Tamarack Street and Aspen Street. They will also work on street excavation, cutting into the roadway as part of ongoing utility work.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

April 27 - May 1, 2020

  • The Montana Department of Transportation’s Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project continues for week of April 27. Rouse Avenue between Oak Street and Tamarack Street will remain completely closed to through traffic 24 hours a day through May 3. The Oak Street intersection and Tamarack Street intersection are closed to through traffic, but local traffic to businesses does remain open.
  • Crews will focus on finishing up storm drain installation and performing excavation work. They will also fill in the area around the storm drain so no gaps are left in the roadway.
  • The full closure between Oak Street and Tamarack Street is currently expected to end the week of May 4, but delays can occur. During this closure, crews found utility line issues, including leaks that needed to be addressed. These unexpected issues can often arise when doing underground work as it is difficult to understand the full magnitude of repairs until the road has been dug up. Addressing these issues can add further time to the schedule but is an important part of keeping the road safe for future years.
  • The detour map is available.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

April 20-24, 2020

  • Construction on the Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project continues for week of April 20. Rouse Avenue between Oak Street and Tamarack Street will be completely closed to through traffic 24 hours a day, every day this week. Workers will be on site between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Through traffic will be detoured via East Griffin Drive, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. Local access to residences and businesses is open. Crews have finished milling, removing the top surface of roadway, so drivers can expect rougher road conditions on Rouse Avenue between Oak Street and Lamme Street.
  • Crews will continue excavating and installing the new storm drain, replacing the aging drainage system that was in place. The City of Bozeman will continue to be in the area to perform water valve replacements and work on utility lines.
  • The full closure between Oak Street and Tamarack Street is currently expected to end during the last week of April. Further information on the closure will be provided in the next weekly update.
  • The detour map is available.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

April 13-17, 2020

  • The Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project continues construction for the week of April 13-17, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Travel on Rouse Avenue between Oak Street and Tamarack Street will be fully closed and a detour will be in place for through traffic.
  • The designated detour is via East Griffin Drive, Seventh Avenue, and Main Street. Drivers are advised to avoid the construction area if possible and follow the posted signage. Local access to residences and businesses remains open.
  • Crews will be working on installing a new storm drain which is an infrastructure improvement that will help drain water from the roadway. The City of Bozeman will also be in the area performing water valve replacements.
  • The full closure between Oak Street and Tamarack Street is expected to extend through next week as well. The detour map is available.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

April 6-10, 2020

  • Construction on the Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project is continuing for the week of April 6-10, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Travel on Rouse Avenue between Oak Street and Tamarack Street will be limited to one lane.
  • Crews will be milling the road which involves removing the top layer of asphalt. They will simultaneously be installing a storm drain.
  • The closure that was anticipated for April 6 has been delayed one week due to snow and freezing temperatures. This work is dependent upon warmer weather. We currently anticipate a full closure between Oak Street and Tamarack Street starting the week of April 13. Local access to residences and businesses will remain open during that time. The designated detour is via E Griffin Drive, Seventh Avenue and Main Street. A map is available.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

March 30 - April 5, 2020

  • The Rouse Avenue – Main to Oak project is resuming construction next week on Monday, March 30. Construction hours will be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Travel on Rouse Avenue between Oak Street and Tamarack Street will be limited to one lane.
  • Crews will be milling the road which involves removing the top layer of asphalt. They will simultaneously be installing a storm drain.
  • The City of Bozeman will also be in the area performing water valve replacements.
  • The Montana Department of Transportation anticipates a full closure between Oak Street and Tamarack Street for the weeks of April 6 and April 13. Access to businesses and residences will remain open but through traffic will not be permitted. The detour route for southbound traffic is Griffin Drive to Seventh Avenue to Main Street or Peach Street. For northbound traffic, the route is Main Street or Peach Street to Seventh Avenue to Griffin Drive. A map is available.
  • We currently anticipate construction to wrap up in December 2020.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register text ROUSE to 41411.

December 4, 2019

  • The Rouse Avenue – Main to Oak project is wrapping up work for the winter as of today, December 4, 2019. Crews are off the road and will return to construction activities next spring. Peach Street and Rouse Avenue are now both open to normal traffic flow.
  • Once major construction resumes in 2020, Rouse Avenue will again experience closures in order to widen the roadway from Main Street to Oak Street. This phase will include installing the Rouse Avenue box culvert and constructing new turn lanes, sidewalks, bike lanes, traffic signals, ADA-compliant curbs, and crosswalks.
  • Weekly project updates will pause for the winter and begin again in spring 2020. A second open house will be held prior to construction to allow for project questions and updates.
  • If you have any questions during the winter or while the project is in construction, please call 406-207-4484 or .

December 2-6, 2019

  • Thank you for your patience throughout this project. This season has been particularly challenging due to regular wintry conditions.
  • Construction is still continuing next week as Northwestern Energy needs additional time to finish up work on Peach Street. As a result, Peach Street is closed to through traffic, with the street expected to be completely open by Friday, December 6. Travel on Rouse Avenue continues to be open.
  • Crews are roughly halfway through their gas line work and will not work on Thanksgiving Day. Work hours for next week are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. We will provide another update next week on the status of work. Workers are nearing the end of fall work and will not work in the winter.
  • Please call the project hotline 406-207-4484 with questions. Text updates are also available. To register, text “ROUSE” to 41411.

November 25 - December 1, 2019

  • Fall construction on the Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project is nearing the end.
  • On Peach Street, crews finished installing the box culvert and paving the road for the winter. Unfortunately, Peach Street will still be closed to through traffic with an anticipated opening date of Thanksgiving, November 28. Though box culvert work has finished, Northwestern Energy will be in the area to work on the gas main.
  • Travel on Rouse Avenue next week will be open. However, work could continue on Rouse Avenue in a limited capacity in December. If there is good weather, workers will perform adjustments to the water main from Peach Street to Lamme Street. More information will be provided in early December on the status of this work.
  • The only work occurring on the project next week is the gas main adjustments. Work hours for the week of November 25 are Monday through Wednesday, 7:00AM-7:00PM.
  • Please call the project hotline 406-207-4484 with questions. Text updates are also available. To register, text “ROUSE” to 41411.

November 18-24, 2019

  • Construction is continuing next week on the Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project.
  • For Peach Street, box culvert work is finishing up and the road is expected to be paved next week. Unfortunately, this means that Peach Street will not be open on November 16 as anticipated. Peach Street is expected to be fully open by Friday, November 22.
  • Work is continuing on Rouse Avenue as well. Exploratory excavation work and tree trimming has finished. Workers are now focusing on making adjustments to the water main and are working from Peach Street to Lamme Street. While water main adjustments are happening, travel will be limited to one-lane and a flagger will be present to guide traffic through the area. Rouse Avenue will have normal two-way flow during non-construction hours (after 7PM and before 7AM and on Sundays).
  • Crews are expected to be off the road and finished with fall construction by late November.
  • Work hours for the week of November 18 are Monday through Saturday, 7:00AM-7:00PM.
  • Please call the project hotline 406-207-4484 with questions. Text updates are also available. To register, text “ROUSE” to 41411.

November 11-17, 2019

  • Construction crews are nearing the end of fall work for the Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project.
  • Peach Street will be closed to through traffic until Friday, November 15, from Rouse Avenue to Church Avenue. On November 16, traffic on Peach Street will return to normal flows. Workers are finishing the box culvert work, filling in the areas around the culvert and paving the road for the winter.
  • Work will continue on Rouse Avenue after the Peach Street work finishes. Workers are finishing up with exploratory excavation, performing tree trimming/removal, and will soon begin making adjustments to the water main. Work will occur on Rouse Avenue from Oak Street to Lamme Street. While exploratory excavation is happening, travel will be limited to one-lane and a flagger will be present to guide traffic through the area. Rouse Avenue will have normal two-way flow during non-construction hours (after 7PM and before 7AM and on weekends).
  • Crews are expected to be off the road and finished with fall construction by late November.
  • Work hours for the week of November 11 are Monday through Friday, 7:00AM-7:00PM.
  • Please call the project hotline 406-207-4484 with questions. Text updates are also available. To register, text “ROUSE” to 41411.

November 4-10, 2019

  • Construction on the Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project is continuing on Peach Street. Crews will work Monday through Saturday, 7:30AM-7PM. Peach Street will be closed to through traffic all week, from Rouse Avenue to Church Avenue.
  • Contractors will be focused on finishing the Peach Street box culvert installation. This involves filling in the areas around the culvert and ensuring the road is ready for vehicular travel. Unfortunately, due to multiple factors, including weather and a condensed timeline, crews do not have the time needed to install the Rouse Avenue box culvert this season. The Rouse Avenue box culvert is expected to be installed in the late summer of 2020.
  • As a result, crews do not anticipate closing Rouse Avenue for the box culvert this fall. However, closures may still occur to finish underground utility work. We will communicate any expected closures ahead of time via the weekly updates.
  • On Rouse Avenue, workers are continuing to perform exploratory excavation, digging underneath the road to verify utility lines. Work will occur on Rouse Avenue from Oak Street to Lamme Street. While exploratory excavation is happening, travel will be limited to one-lane and a flagger will be present to guide traffic through the area. Rouse Avenue will have normal two-way flow during non-construction hours (after 7PM and before 7AM and on Sundays).
  • Please call the project hotline 406-207-4484 with questions. Text updates are also available. To register, text “ROUSE” to 41411.

October 28 - November 3, 2019

  • Construction on the Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project will continue on Peach Street. Crews will work Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Peach Street will continue to be closed, however, local traffic still has access to properties and businesses on Rouse Avenue.
  • Exploratory excavation is continuing on the project as well. Workers are digging along the side of the roadway on Rouse Avenue from Main Street to Lamme Street. While exploratory excavation is happening, travel will be limited to one-lane and a flagger will be present to guide traffic through the area.
  • Please call the project hotline 406-207-4484 with questions. Text updates are also available. To register, text “ROUSE” to 41411.

October 21-27, 2019

  • Construction on the Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project is continuing on Peach Street. Crews will work Monday through Saturday, 7AM-7PM. Peach Street will be closed to through traffic all week, from Rouse Avenue to Church Avenue. Local traffic continues to have access to properties and businesses within the project area.
  • The construction crew will prep and install the new box culvert next week. This involves laying rock and sand around the creek bed to install the box culvert and placing the culvert over the creek. Northwestern Energy will also be in the area installing a gas main.
  • On Rouse Avenue, workers are continuing with exploratory excavation, digging along the side of the roadway. Work will occur on Rouse Avenue from Oak Street to Lamme Street. While exploratory excavation is happening, travel will be limited to one-lane and a flagger will be present to guide traffic through the area. Rouse Avenue will have normal travel two-way flow during non-construction hours (after 7PM and before 7AM and on Sundays).
  • Please call the project hotline 406-207-4484 with questions. Text updates are also available. To register, text “ROUSE” to 41411.

October 14-20, 2019

  • Construction on the Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project continues next week on Peach Street. Crews will work Monday through Saturday, 7AM-7PM, until box culvert work has been completed.
  • Peach Street will remain closed to through traffic all week (including evening and weekend hours), from Rouse Avenue to Church Avenue. Crews are removing the existing structure around the creek and prepping the area for the new box culvert. This includes putting down rip rap (large rocks) along the creek to help guide the water and to help with erosion. Northwestern Energy will also be in the Peach Street project area installing a gas main.
  • On Rouse Avenue, workers are performing exploratory excavation, digging along the side of the roadway to verify underground sewer and gas lines. Work will occur on Rouse Avenue from Oak Street to Lamme Street. While exploratory excavation is happening, travel will be limited to one-lane and a flagger will be present to guide traffic through the area. Drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Rouse Avenue will have normal two-way flow during non-construction hours (after 7PM and before 7AM and on Sundays).
  • The Montana Department of Transportation advises drivers to reduce speeds in the construction area and follow all signage and flagger instructions. Please note that businesses on Peach Street are still open during this time.
  • The designated detour is Oak Street to Seventh Avenue to Main. The traffic control plan is located here.
  • Please feel free to let us know if you have questions by calling our project hotline at 406-207-4484 or by contacting Takami .

October 7-13, 2019

  • This is a reminder that fall construction for the Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project will begin Monday, October 7. Thank you for your patience.
  • Crews will first work on the Peach Street box culvert (the structure that allows Bozeman Creek to flow underneath the roadway). Peach Street, from Rouse Avenue to Church Avenue, will be closed. Crews will then close Rouse Avenue from Peach Street to Lamme Street to work on the Rouse Avenue box culvert and to install a new storm drain.
  • The designated detour route when traveling northbound on Rouse Avenue is Oak Street to Seventh Avenue to Main Street. When traveling southbound on Rouse Avenue, through traffic should take the reverse route, from Main Street to Seventh Avenue to Oak Street.
  • Crews will also be trimming trees, performing water main adjustments, and digging to identify gas/sewer lines underground. Expect to see workers in other areas on Rouse Avenue performing this work.
  • Text updates for this project are also available. To register text “ROUSE” to 41411.
  • Please feel free to let us know if you have questions by calling our project hotline at (406) 207-4484 or by emailing us.

September 30 - October 6, 2019

  • The Rouse Ave – Main to Oak project will now be starting Monday, October 7. The start of fall construction has been postponed by one week to allow for utility work to conclude and for additional permitting. Work will not be starting on Monday, September 30, as previously announced.
  • Thank you for staying patient during this delay. Crews continue to anticipate that culvert construction will be completed in November, though some work may be carried over into spring construction. Expect to see the same closures on Rouse Avenue and Peach Street starting October 7, 2019.
  • As a reminder, construction crews will be installing two box culverts, which are tunnel-like structures that allow water to flow freely underneath the roadway. This work will be performed near the intersection of Peach Street and Rouse Avenue, where Bozeman Creek flows underneath the road. As a result, Rouse Avenue will be closed from Peach Street to Lamme Street, and Peach Street will be closed from Rouse Avenue to Church Avenue.
  • A detour will be in place for through traffic. Drivers will be re-routed from Oak Street to Seventh Avenue to Main Street.
  • Additional work will include tree trimming, storm drain installation, water main adjustments, and exploratory excavation. Drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes to reroute through the downtown Bozeman area.
  • Text updates for this project are also available. To register text “ROUSE” to 41411.
  • Please feel free to let us know if you have questions by calling our project hotline at (406) 207-4484 or by emailing us.