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Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota

Weekly Updates

November 19-23, 2018

  • Happy Thanksgiving week from the Montana Department of Transportation. The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project will continue moving forward with bridge construction throughout the week. Crews will be off the roadway by early afternoon on Wednesday. Work will pause Thursday and Friday.
  • Paving along Russell Street and the Russell Street Bridge has been successfully completed. Additional paving operations will be taking place on River Road as favorable weather conditions allow.
  • Throughout the week, the contractor will be focused on bridge building work. This will be the focus of the project construction for the foreseeable future.
  • Minimal delays will be experienced during this time period.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can be create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • Texting 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

November 12-16, 2018

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project is progressing November 12-16.
  • Paving along Russell Street and the Russell Street Bridge has been successfully completed. Additional paving operations will be taking place on River Road as favorable weather conditions allow.
  • Throughout the week, the contractor will be focused on bridge building work. This will be the focus of the project construction for the foreseeable future.
  • Minimal delays will be experienced during this time period.
  • Crews hope to pave River Road by Wednesday, Nov. 14.
  • Work will pause for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23.
  • Vehicles will continue traveling through the existing Russell Street traffic configuration for the foreseeable future. Please be alert for signage and changing conditions. While the area is under heavy construction, delays are being kept to a minimum.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can be create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • Texting 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 .

November 5-9, 2018

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project is progressing November 5-9.
  • The contractor will pick up paving on the east side of Russell Street throughout the week. Drivers can expect short delays, but two-way traffic will be maintained.
  • Large equipment carrying bridge beams will be moved to the project on Tuesday and Wednesday. Flaggers will be directing traffic during the time equipment is making its way to Russell Street. Minimal delays will be experienced during this time period.
  • Vehicles will continue traveling through the existing Russell Street traffic configuration for the foreseeable future. Please be alert for signage and changing conditions. While the area is under heavy construction, delays are being kept to a minimum.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • Texting 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 .

October 29-November 2, 2018

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project is progressing October 29 through November 2, with efforts primarily focused on bridge building work.
  • Paving on the west side of Russell Street has been completed. East side-street paving has also concluded for the time being. Drivers will continue traveling on the paved surface for the foreseeable future.
  • The contractor will also be focused on concrete work for the cubs, sidewalks, and medians along the east side of Russell Street.
  • Vehicles will continue traveling through the existing Russell Street traffic configuration for the foreseeable future. Please be alert for signage and changing conditions. While the area is under heavy construction, delays are being kept to a minimum.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can be create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • Texting 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 .

October 22-26, 2018

  • Paving on the west side of Russell Street has been completed. Drivers will continue traveling on the paved surface for the foreseeable future.
  • The east side of Russell Street is anticipated to be paved at the end of the month.
  • The contractor will also be focused on bridge building and concrete work for the cubs, sidewalks, and medians along the east side of Russell Street.
  • Vehicles will continue traveling through the existing Russell Street traffic configuration for the foreseeable future. Please be alert for signage and changing conditions. While the area is under heavy construction, delays are being kept to a minimum.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can be create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • Texting 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 .

October 15-19, 2018

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project is progressing October 22 through 26.
  • Early next week, crews will be finishing Russell Street paving, including west side-streets. The contractor will also be focused on bridge building and concrete work for the cubs, sidewalks, and medians along the east side of Russell Street.
  • East side street paving will take place at the end of October, dependent upon favorable weather conditions.
  • Vehicles will continue traveling through the existing Russell Street traffic configuration for the foreseeable future. Please be alert for signage and changing conditions. While the area is under heavy construction, delays are being kept to a minimum.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can be create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • Texting 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 .

October 8-12, 2018

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project is progressing with bridge building in-river work, paving, and Milwaukee Trail underpass construction, October 8-10, 2018.
  • Milwaukee Way will be reopened this week. Side street paving off of Russell Street will continue into the coming weeks. The west side of Montana Street has been paved.
  • Starting October 8-12, Knife River will pave the west half of Russell Street beginning operations near The Source to just north of River Road. As a result, Milwaukee Way, Wyoming Street, Montana Street, and River Road will have temporary closures in between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • All detours during the closed hours will be along Second to Catlin Street, both northbound and southbound. Variable Message boards will also be installed on the project starting October 1 to notify the public of these operations and closures.
  • Russell-area residents can expect to see large equipment above the river for bridge building work. This will include some additional noise, but efforts are being made to limit impacts.
  • Vehicles will continue traveling through the existing Russell Street traffic configuration for the foreseeable future. Please be alert for signage and changing conditions. While the area is under heavy construction, delays are being kept to a minimum.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the Silver Lagoon to the Russell Street Bridge. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • Texting 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 .

October 1-5, 2018

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project is progressing with bridge building in-river work, side street paving, and Milwaukee Trail underpass construction, October 1-5, 2018.
  • Milwaukee Way will be reopened this week. Side street paving off of Russell Street will continue into the coming weeks. The west side of Montana Street has been paved.
  • Contractor, Knife River, will be preparing the Russell construction area for paving on Wednesday. These pre-paving operations will run through Friday, October 5.
  • Looking to next week, October 8-12, Knife River will pave the west half of Russell beginning operations near The Source to just north of River Road.
  • During this timeframe, (October 3 – October 12, excluding the weekend), Milwaukee Way, Wyoming Street, Montana Street, and River Road will have temporary closures in between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • All detours during the closed hours will be along Second to Catlin Street, both northbound and southbound. Variable Message boards will also be installed on the project starting October 1 to notify the public of these operations and closures.
  • Russell-area residents can expect to see large equipment above the river for bridge building work. This will include some additional noise, but efforts are being made to limit impacts.
  • Vehicles will continue traveling through the existing Russell Street traffic configuration for the foreseeable future. Please be alert for signage and changing conditions. While the area is under heavy construction, delays are being kept to a minimum.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can be create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the Silver Lagoon to the Russell Street Bridge. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

September 24-28, 2018

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project is progressing with bridge building in-river work, side street paving, and Milwaukee Trail underpass construction, September 24-28.
  • Milwaukee Way will be closed through Wednesday. River Road will be reopened on Monday. Side street paving off of Russell will continue into the coming weeks. The west side of Wyoming has been paved. Montana to be paved October 1.
  • Russell-area residents can expect to see large equipment above the river for bridge building work. This will include some additional noise, but efforts are being made to limit impacts.
  • Vehicles will continue traveling through the existing Russell Street traffic configuration for the foreseeable future. Please be alert for signage and changing conditions. While the area is under heavy construction, delays are being kept to a minimum.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the Silver Lagoon to the Russell Street Bridge. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

September 17-21, 2018

  • Russell-area residents can expect to see large equipment above the river for bridge building work. This will include some additional noise, but efforts are being made to limit impacts.
  • Vehicles will continue traveling through the existing Russell Street traffic configuration for the foreseeable future. Please be alert for signage and changing conditions. While the area is under heavy construction, delays are being kept to a minimum.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed the recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the Silver Lagoon to the Russell Street Bridge. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

September 10-14, 2018

  • Russell-area residents can expect to see large equipment above the river for bridge building work. This will include some additional noise, but efforts are being made to limit impacts.
  • Vehicles will continue traveling through the existing Russell Street traffic configuration for the foreseeable future. Please be alert for signage and changing conditions. While the area is under heavy construction, delays are being kept to a minimum.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed the recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the Silver Lagoon to the Russell Street Bridge. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

September 4-7, 2018

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    Russell-area residents can expect to see large equipment above the river for bridge building work. This will include some additional noise, but efforts are being made to limit impacts.
  • The traffic shift on Russell Street has been removed. Vehicles will have restored access through Russell Street for the foreseeable future.
  • Crews will not be working Labor Day weekend, stopping today at noon. Construction will resume Tuesday morning.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can be create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the Silver Lagoon to the Russell Street Bridge. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

August 27-31, 2018

  • An increase of work will be focused on bridge work as new sections will be under construction. As a result, residents can expect loud drilling in short durations for 30 seconds to a minute at a time. These bursts will be limited to a few occurrences each day.
  • The traffic shift on Russell Street for Milwaukee Trail underpass construction will be removed this week. Vehicles will have restored access through Russell Street for the foreseeable future.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can be create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the Silver Lagoon to the Russell Street Bridge. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. This restricted use will be in effect throughout July. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

August 20-25, 2018

  • An increase of work will be focused on bridge work as new sections will be under construction. As a result, residents can expect loud drilling in short durations for 30 seconds to a minute at a time. These bursts will be limited to a few occurrences each day.
  • The traffic shift on Russell Street for Milwaukee Trail underpass construction will be removed this week. Vehicles will have restored access through Russell Street for the foreseeable future.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can be create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the Silver Lagoon to the California Street Footbridge. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. This restricted use will be in effect throughout July. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please view the progress here.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

August 13-17, 2018

  • An increase of work will be focused on bridge work as new sections will be under construction. As a result, residents can expect loud drilling in short durations for 30 seconds to a minute at a time. These bursts will be limited to a few occurrences each day.
  • Additionally, the vehicle traffic that has been shifted east on Russell Street will continue the week of August 13. The previous Russell Street configuration will be restored in the coming week; additional updates will be provided once the timing is finalized.
  • West Wyoming Street access will be restored this afternoon.
  • Motorcyclists are encouraged to use an alternative route off of Russell Street, where possible. Contractors have placed a coating on the roadway which can be create a somewhat slippery surface if braking or accelerating quickly.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the California Street Footbridge to Silver Lagoon. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. This restricted use will be in effect throughout July. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour will run two blocks south of the current Russell Street pedestrian access. The detour map and Mountain Line stops can be found on the project web page.
  • The project web cam now installed and running. Please click the following link to see the progress.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

August 6-10, 2018

  • An increase of work will be focused on south Wyoming Street and bridge work will continue. As a result, residents can expect loud drilling in short durations for 30 seconds to a minute at a time. These bursts will be limited to a few occurrences each day.
  • Additionally, vehicle traffic has been shifted on Russell Street. The existing detour for the Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction will continue with an additional shift in lane configurations. Drivers traveling north will be directed to a temporary gravel surface near Wyoming Street. Travel on pavement is restored near Idaho Street. This traffic configuration will be in place through August 12.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the California Street Footbridge to Silver Lagoon. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. This restricted use will be in effect throughout July. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • The new Milwaukee Trail detour will run two blocks south of the current Russell Street pedestrian access. The detour map and Mountain Line stops can be found on the project web page.
  • For those heading east from the Milwaukee Trail, travel will be south on Catlin Street for two blocks to Second Street. Once on Second Street, travel east to connect to Russell Street. Head north on Russell Street to First Street to cross at the crosswalk located at First Street. Head east on First Street to Inez Street. Travel north on Inez Street to reach the Milwaukee Trail. Mountain Line has also relocated a bus stop at the intersection of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, just to the east.
  • For those heading west from the Milwaukee Trail, travel to Inez Street. On Inez Street, travel south to First Street. Continue west on First Street until reaching Russell Street, where pedestrians and cyclists can utilize the crosswalk on Russell Street. Travel one block south on Russell Street to Second Street. Head west on Second Street to access the Milwaukee Trail off of Catlin Street to the north.
  • In order to transition all commuters off of the active work area on and near Wyoming Street, Mountain Line has temporarily moved three bus stops on Route 2 off of Russell Street. During construction, these stops are will be located at the intersections of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, at the corner of Prince Street and Montana Street, and at Third Street and California.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass construction will be ongoing throughout the summer. However, the shoring that was occurring in this area will be moving to the Russell Street Bridge. Neighbors near Wyoming can now expect general construction noise with the loud drilling moving north. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula.
  • 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.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

July 30 - August 3, 2018

  • An increase of work will be focused on south Wyoming Street and bridge work will continue. As a result, residents can expect loud drilling in short durations for 30 seconds to a minute at a time. These bursts will be limited to a few occurrences each day.
  • Additionally, vehicle traffic will be shifted on Russell Street. The existing detour for the Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction will continue with an additional shift in lane configurations. Drivers traveling north will be directed to a temporary gravel surface near Wyoming Street. Travel on pavement is restored near Idaho Street.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the California Street Footbridge to Silver Lagoon. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. This restricted use will be in effect throughout July. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • The new Milwaukee Trail detour will run two blocks south of the current Russell Street pedestrian access. The detour map and Mountain Line stops can be found on the project web page.
  • For those heading east from the Milwaukee Trail, travel will be south on Catlin Street for two blocks to Second Street. Once on Second Street, travel east to connect to Russell Street. Head north on Russell Street to First Street to cross at the crosswalk located at First Street. Head east on First Street to Inez Street. Travel north on Inez Street to reach the Milwaukee Trail. Mountain Line has also relocated a bus stop at the intersection of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, just to the east.
  • For those heading west from the Milwaukee Trail, travel to Inez Street. On Inez Street, travel south to First Street. Continue west on First Street until reaching Russell Street, where pedestrians and cyclists can utilize the crosswalk on Russell Street. Travel one block south on Russell Street to Second Street. Head west on Second Street to access the Milwaukee Trail off of Catlin Street to the north.
  • In order to transition all commuters off of the active work area on and near Wyoming Street, Mountain Line has temporarily moved three bus stops on Route 2 off of Russell Street. During construction, these stops are will be located at the intersections of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, at the corner of Prince Street and Montana Street, and at Third Street and California.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass construction will be ongoing throughout the summer. However, the shoring that was occurring in this area will be moving to the Russell Street Bridge. Neighbors near Wyoming can now expect general construction noise with the loud drilling moving north. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula.
  • 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.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

July 23-27, 2018

  • An increase of work will be focused on south Wyoming Street and bridge work will continue. As a result, residents can expect loud drilling in short durations for 30 seconds to a minute at a time. These bursts will be limited to a few occurrences each day.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the California Street Footbridge to Silver Lagoon. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. This restricted use will be in effect throughout July. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • The new Milwaukee Trail detour will run two blocks south of the current Russell Street pedestrian access. The detour map and Mountain Line stops can be found on the project web page.
  • For those heading east from the Milwaukee Trail, travel will be south on Catlin Street for two blocks to Second Street. Once on Second Street, travel east to connect to Russell Street. Head north on Russell Street to First Street to cross at the crosswalk located at First Street. Head east on First Street to Inez Street. Travel north on Inez Street to reach the Milwaukee Trail. Mountain Line has also relocated a bus stop at the intersection of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, just to the east.
  • For those heading west from the Milwaukee Trail, travel to Inez Street. On Inez Street, travel south to First Street. Continue west on First Street until reaching Russell Street, where pedestrians and cyclists can utilize the crosswalk on Russell Street. Travel one block south on Russell Street to Second Street. Head west on Second Street to access the Milwaukee Trail off of Catlin Street to the north.
  • In order to transition all commuters off of the active work area on and near Wyoming Street, Mountain Line has temporarily moved three bus stops on Route 2 off of Russell Street. During construction, these stops are will be located at the intersections of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, at the corner of Prince Street and Montana Street, and at Third Street and California.
  • Representatives from Mountain Line, the City of Missoula, and Western Montana Mental Health Center have worked with the Montana Department of Transportation, as well as contractors, Dick Anderson Construction and Knife River, to assess the best route.
  • Construction on Wyoming Street is anticipated to last through July. At that time, the Montana Department of Transportation will reevaluate the trail detour to determine if this route or the previous Milwaukee Trail detour is preferred by users and community partners. The better alternative route will be maintained throughout Milwaukee Trail construction, which is anticipated to be largely complete by the end of 2018.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass construction will be ongoing throughout the summer. However, the shoring that was occurring in this area will be moving to the Russell Street Bridge. Neighbors near Wyoming can now expect general construction noise with the loud drilling moving north. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula.
  • 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.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

July 16-20, 2018

  • An increase of work will be focused on south Wyoming Street and bridge work will continue. As a result, residents can expect loud drilling in short durations for 30 seconds to a minute at a time. These bursts will be limited to a few occurrences each day.
  • As the Russell Street Bridge reconstruction is underway, the Montana Department of Transportation has narrowed recreational use of the Clark Fork River in the construction area; between the California Street Footbridge to Silver Lagoon. Recreationalists will be guided by buoys in the river to the north side of the channel, away from active construction. This restricted use will be in effect throughout July. All are reminded to be alert while floating. The Montana Department of Transportation apologizes for the disruption and thanks all for their patience.
  • The new Milwaukee Trail detour will run two blocks south of the current Russell Street pedestrian access. The detour map and Mountain Line stops can be found on the project web page.
  • For those heading east from the Milwaukee Trail, travel will be south on Catlin Street for two blocks to Second Street. Once on Second Street, travel east to connect to Russell Street. Head north on Russell Street to First Street to cross at the crosswalk located at First Street. Head east on First Street to Inez Street. Travel north on Inez Street to reach the Milwaukee Trail. Mountain Line has also relocated a bus stop at the intersection of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, just to the east.
  • For those heading west from the Milwaukee Trail, travel to Inez Street. On Inez Street, travel south to First Street. Continue west on First Street until reaching Russell Street, where pedestrians and cyclists can utilize the crosswalk on Russell Street. Travel one block south on Russell Street to Second Street. Head west on Second Street to access the Milwaukee Trail off of Catlin Street to the north.
  • In order to transition all commuters off of the active work area on and near Wyoming Street, Mountain Line has temporarily moved three bus stops on Route 2 off of Russell Street. During construction, these stops are will be located at the intersections of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, at the corner of Prince Street and Montana Street, and at Third Street and California.
  • Representatives from Mountain Line, the City of Missoula, and Western Montana Mental Health Center have worked with the Montana Department of Transportation, as well as contractors, Dick Anderson Construction and Knife River, to assess the best route.
  • Construction on Wyoming Street is anticipated to last through July. At that time, the Montana Department of Transportation will reevaluate the trail detour to determine if this route or the previous Milwaukee Trail detour is preferred by users and community partners. The better alternative route will be maintained throughout Milwaukee Trail construction, which is anticipated to be largely complete by the end of 2018.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass construction will be ongoing throughout the summer. However, the shoring that was occurring in this area will be moving to the Russell Street Bridge. Neighbors near Wyoming can now expect general construction noise with the loud drilling moving north. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula.
  • 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.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • Texting 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 .

July 9-13, 2018

  • The new Milwaukee Trail detour will run two blocks south of the current Russell Street pedestrian access. View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • For those heading east from the Milwaukee Trail, travel will be south on Catlin Street for two blocks to Second Street. Once on Second Street, travel east to connect to Russell Street. Head north on Russell Street to First Street to cross at the crosswalk located at First Street. Head east on First Street to Inez Street. Travel north on Inez Street to reach the Milwaukee Trail. Mountain Line has also relocated a bus stop at the intersection of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, just to the east.
  • For those heading west from the Milwaukee Trail, travel to Inez Street. On Inez Street, travel south to First Street. Continue west on First Street until reaching Russell Street, where pedestrians and cyclists can utilize the crosswalk on Russell Street. Travel one block south on Russell Street to Second Street. Head west on Second Street to access the Milwaukee Trail off of Catlin Street to the north.
  • In order to transition all commuters off of the active work area on and near Wyoming Street, Mountain Line has temporarily moved three bus stops on Route 2 off of Russell Street. During construction, these stops are will be located at the intersections of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, at the corner of Prince Street and Montana Street, and at Third Street and California.
  • Representatives from Mountain Line, the City of Missoula, and Western Montana Mental Health Center have worked with the Montana Department of Transportation, as well as contractors, Dick Anderson Construction and Knife River, to assess the best route.
  • Construction on Wyoming Street is anticipated to last through July. At that time, the Montana Department of Transportation will reevaluate the trail detour to determine if this route or the previous Milwaukee Trail detour is preferred by users and community partners. The better alternative route will be maintained throughout Milwaukee Trail construction, which is anticipated to be largely complete by the end of 2018.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass construction will be ongoing throughout the summer. However, the shoring that was occurring in this area will be moving to the Russell Street Bridge. Neighbors near Wyoming can now expect general construction noise with the loud drilling moving north. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula.
  • Shoring is the process of temporarily supporting the ground around areas where deep excavations are occurring. Shoring occurs before beginning excavation so that surrounding soils will not collapse into excavated space during excavation for the Milwaukee trail and bridge. To place the shoring, large pieces of metal are pounded into the ground to act as temporary walls. The depth is determined and calculated by an engineer depending on the depth of the excavated space and the weight of the soil behind the shoring. For example, on the Milwaukee Trail, the arches for the tunnels require 19 feet of excavation below ground, but the shoring will be driven in up to 40 feet per the project engineer.
  • For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system continue to be in effect. All pedestrian traffic will be completely restricted north and south on Russell between Dakota and Wyoming while the Milwaukee excavation is taking place.
  • All are reminded to please follow all posted detour signage for safe travel through the construction area.
  • 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.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • The project web cam is now installed and running. Visit the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota Project Camera web page to see the progress.
  • Texting 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 .

July 2-6, 2018

  • The new Milwaukee Trail detour will run two blocks south of the current Russell Street pedestrian access. View the Milwaukee Trail detour map and Mountain Line stops.
  • For those heading east from the Milwaukee Trail, travel will be south on Catlin Street for two blocks to Second Street. Once on Second Street, travel east to connect to Russell Street. Head north on Russell Street to First Street to cross at the crosswalk located at First Street. Head east on First Street to Inez Street. Travel north on Inez Street to reach the Milwaukee Trail. Mountain Line has also relocated a bus stop at the intersection of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, just to the east.
  • For those heading west from the Milwaukee Trail, travel to Inez Street. On Inez Street, travel south to First Street. Continue west on First Street until reaching Russell Street, where pedestrians and cyclists can utilize the crosswalk on Russell Street. Travel one block south on Russell Street to Second Street. Head west on Second Street to access the Milwaukee Trail off of Catlin Street to the north.
  • In order to transition all commuters off of the active work area on and near Wyoming Street, Mountain Line has temporarily moved three bus stops on Route 2 off of Russell Street. During construction, these stops are will be located at the intersections of the Milwaukee Trail and California Street, at the corner of Prince Street and Montana Street, and at Third Street and California.
  • Representatives from Mountain Line, the City of Missoula, and Western Montana Mental Health Center have worked with the Montana Department of Transportation, as well as contractors, Dick Anderson Construction and Knife River, to assess the best route.
  • Construction on Wyoming Street is anticipated to last through July. At that time, the Montana Department of Transportation will reevaluate the trail detour to determine if this route or the previous Milwaukee Trail detour is preferred by users and community partners. The better alternative route will be maintained throughout Milwaukee Trail construction, which is anticipated to be largely complete by the end of 2018.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass construction will be ongoing throughout the summer. However, the shoring that was occurring in this area will be moving to the Russell Street Bridge. Neighbors near Wyoming can now expect general construction noise with the loud drilling moving north. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula.
  • Shoring is the process of temporarily supporting the ground around areas where deep excavations are occurring. Shoring occurs before beginning excavation so that surrounding soils will not collapse into excavated space during excavation for the Milwaukee trail and bridge. To place the shoring, large pieces of metal are pounded into the ground to act as temporary walls. The depth is determined and calculated by an engineer depending on the depth of the excavated space and the weight of the soil behind the shoring. For example, on the Milwaukee Trail, the arches for the tunnels require 19 feet of excavation below ground, but the shoring will be driven in up to 40 feet per the project engineer.
  • For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system continue to be in effect. All pedestrian traffic will be completely restricted north and south on Russell between Dakota and Wyoming while the Milwaukee excavation is taking place.
  • All are reminded to please follow all posted detour signage for safe travel through the construction area.
  • 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.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • The project web cam is now installed and running. Visit the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota Project Camera web page to see the progress.
  • Texting 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 .

June 25-29, 2018

  • Russell Street construction is ramping up and big changes are coming. Next week, June 25-29, the River Road closure at the Russell Street intersection will be re-opening. We apologize for this delay. The increased rainfall pushed the date in which the Montana Department of Transportation and contractors were able to safely reopen this access.
  • The existing Russell Street paved detour route will be in effect until August. This is a shift in lane configurations on Russell. Two-way traffic continues to flow.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass construction will be ongoing throughout the summer. However, the shoring that was occurring in this area will be moving to the south side of the Russell Street Bridge. Neighbors near Wyoming can now expect general construction noise with the loud drilling moving north. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula.
  • Shoring is the process of temporarily supporting the ground around areas where deep excavations are occurring. Shoring occurs before beginning excavation so that surrounding soils will not collapse into excavated space during excavation for the Milwaukee trail and bridge. To place the shoring, large pieces of metal are pounded into the ground to act as temporary walls. The depth is determined and calculated by an engineer depending on the depth of the excavated space and the weight of the soil behind the shoring. For example, on the Milwaukee Trail, the arches for the tunnels require 19 feet of excavation below ground, but the shoring will be driven in up to 40 feet per the project engineer.
  • For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system continue to be in effect. All pedestrian traffic will be completely restricted north and south on Russell between Dakota and Wyoming while the Milwaukee excavation is taking place.
  • All are reminded to please follow all posted detour signage for safe travel through the construction area.
  • 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.
  • As construction season moves forward, we host 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.
  • The project web cam is now installed and running. Visit the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota Project Camera web page to see the progress.
  • Texting 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 .

June 18-22, 2018

  • Russell Street construction is underway and making significant progress. Next week, June 18-22, the River Road closure at the Russell Street intersection will be re-opening. The existing Russell Street paved detour route will be in effect until August. This is a shift in lane configurations on Russell. Two-way traffic continues to flow.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass construction and excavation will be ongoing through the end of the week.
  • Please follow all posted detour signage for safe travel through the construction area.
  • For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system continue to be in effect. All pedestrian traffic will be completely restricted north and south on Russell between Dakota and Wyoming while the Milwaukee excavation is taking place.
  • Shoring will last for the rest of the week and should be moving from the area by Friday, June 15. Shoring is the process of temporarily supporting the ground around areas where deep excavations are occurring. Shoring occurs before beginning excavation so that surrounding soils will not collapse into excavated space during excavation for the Milwaukee trail and bridge. To place the shoring, large pieces of metal are pounded into the ground to act as temporary walls. The depth is determined and calculated by an engineer depending on the depth of the excavated space and the weight of the soil behind the shoring. For example, on the Milwaukee Trail, the arches for the tunnels require 19 feet of excavation below ground, but the shoring will be driven in up to 40 feet per the project engineer.
  • Once this shoring is complete, the noise local residents are experiencing should be significantly reduced; similar to what was previously occurring with general construction noise. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula.
  • Shoring operations will then be moved to the north side of the existing bridge location in two weeks. Noise will be increased in this area but will be more sporadic than constant during work hours.
  • 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.
  • As construction season moves forward, we are 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.
  • After much anticipation, the project webcam is up and running. Visit the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota Project Camera web page to see the progress.
  • 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 .

June 11-15, 2018

  • Detours and short-distance closures are in effect for the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project. A paved detour route on Russell Street will be in effect until August. This will be a shift in lane configurations on Russell Street, but two-way traffic will continue to flow. The short section of River Road at the Russell Street intersection will also be closed.
  • For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system are now in effect. All pedestrian traffic will be completely restricted north and south on Russell between Dakota and Wyoming while the Milwaukee excavation is taking place. Drilling will last for the rest of the week and should be moving from the area by Friday, June 15.
  • Once that is complete, the noise local residents are experiencing should be significantly reduced; similar to what was previously occurring with general construction noise. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula.
  • 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.
  • As construction season moves forward, we are 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.
  • After much anticipation, the project webcam is up and running. Visit the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota Project Camera web page to see the progress.
  • 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 .

June 4-8, 2018

  • Detours and short-distance closures are in effect for the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project. A paved detour route on Russell Street will be in effect until August. This will be a shift in lane configurations on Russell Street, but two-way traffic will continue to flow. River Road will be closed to traffic through Friday, June 8. Drivers will be detoured to Curtis and Wyoming Streets to access Russell Street.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass construction and excavation will continue. Existing trail detours remain in effect. All pedestrian traffic will be completely restricted north and south on Russell between Dakota and Wyoming while the Milwaukee excavation is taking place.
  • 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.
  • Drilling will continue between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Montana Department of Transportation understands this work is disruptive and apologizes for the inconvenience to local residents and businesses. We are doing all we can to minimize impacts and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula.
  • 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.
  • 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 29 - June 1, 2018

  • Drivers are reminded to be alert when traveling between Memorial Day barbeques on Russell Street. A paved detour route will be in effect until August. This will be a shift in lane configurations on Russell Street, but two-way traffic will continue to flow. River Road will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, May 29. Drivers will be detoured to Curtis and Wyoming Streets to access Russell Street.
  • Workers will be off of the roadway by noon on Friday, May 25 ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. No work will be completed on Monday, May 28.
  • 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.
  • Drilling will continue between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Montana Department of Transportation understands this work is disruptive and apologize for the inconvenience to local residents and businesses. We are doing all we can to minimize impacts and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula.
  • Traveling in restricted construction zones is a significant safety hazard. Fines double when workers are present.
  • Detours are anticipated to begin in two weeks for Milwaukee Trail underpass construction. Additional details and routes will be shared as they are finalized.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: http://udash.org/detours.
  • 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 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 .

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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