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Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota

Weekly Updates

November 18-22, 2019

  • On the Russell Street project, throughout the week of November 18-22, Dick Anderson Construction and Knife River will be focused on the Russell/Broadway intersection. Crews will be working to finish paving and striping.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass items will be delivered within the coming weeks. The underpass is currently open for use but will be fully finished around the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Crews will stop working at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume construction on Monday, Dec. 2.
  • The western span of the bridge should be open in early 2020.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Text updates are also available. To register text "RUSSELL" to 41411.
  • Please feel free to let us know if you have questions by calling our project hotline at 406-207-4484 or by contacting Katie .

Previous Updates

November 11-15, 2019

  • Throughout the week of November 11-15, Dick Anderson Construction and Knife River will be focused on the Russell/Broadway intersection. Crews will be working to finish paving and striping to allow for the signal to be turned on later in the week. This will lead to a change in lane configurations on Broadway, similar to what drivers knew prior to construction.
  • Milwaukee Trail underpass items will be delivered within the coming weeks. The underpass is currently open for use but will be fully finished around the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • The western span of the bridge should be open in early 2020.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • 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 .

November 4-8, 2019

  • Throughout the week of November 4-8, paving, concrete work, and safety rail installation will continue to be the focus of the project. Dick Anderson Construction is still waiting for final delivery of the Milwaukee Trail underpass railing. While the underpass is open, areas are still closed but will be fully functional soon.
  • There will be changes to the signal at the Russell/Broadway intersection in the coming weeks.
  • New areas of paving will be taking place and will not disrupt traffic.
  • The western span of the bridge should be open in early 2020.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • 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 .

October 28 - November 1, 2019

  • It's Halloween week and the Montana Department of Transportation wishes you a safe holiday. We're working to make your commute on the Russell Street Bridge less "scary."
  • Throughout the week of October 28 – November 1, paving, concrete work, and safety rail installation will continue to be the focus of the project. New areas of paving will be taking place and will not disrupt traffic.
  • Landscaping will be occurring throughout the construction area and ongoing bridge construction will be the focus of the project for the foreseeable future.
  • Ongoing bridge construction will be the focus of the project for the foreseeable future.
  • The western span of the bridge should be open in early 2020.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • 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 .

October 21-25, 2019

  • Paving, concrete work, and safety rail installation will be the focus of the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project this week, October 21-25. Knife River will continue working south of the bridge near the roadway. New areas of paving will be taking place and will not disrupt traffic.
  • On Tuesday and Thursday, five large semis will be entering and exiting the River Road area. Please be aware that this may cause temporary delays.
  • Landscaping will be occurring throughout the construction area.
  • Ongoing bridge construction will be the focus of the project for the foreseeable future.
  • The western span of the bridge should be open in early 2020.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • 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 14-18, 2019

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project is coming along! Knife River will continue working north of the bridge near the roadway, by the Russell and Broadway intersection this week. Paving will be taking place in the coming weeks and will not disrupt traffic.
  • Landscaping will be occurring throughout the construction area.
  • Ongoing bridge construction will be the focus of the project for the foreseeable future.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Dakota Street has been reopened to vehicular travel.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • 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 7-11, 2019

  • Strong progress is being made on the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project. Knife River will continue working north of the bridge near the roadway, by the Russell and Broadway intersection this week. Paving will be taking place in the coming weeks and will not disrupt traffic.
  • Permanent signage is also being installed.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Dakota Street has been reopened to vehicular travel.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • 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 30 – October 4, 2019

  • The Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass is open and ready for use on the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project. Crews are still awaiting delivery of the railing and final touches on the stairs. This work, along with additional pedestrian crossings at Wyoming Street are anticipated to be open in October.
  • In addition, Knife River will be working off of the roadway, north of the bridge, near the Russell and Broadway intersection. The western section of the new bridge will be the focus of construction. There will also be some additional utility work.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Dakota Street has been reopened to vehicular travel.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • 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 23-27, 2019

  • The Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass is open and ready for use on the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project. Crews are still awaiting delivery of the railing. As such, users are reminded to please use the pedestrian crossing signal at the Wyoming/Russell intersection to access the tunnel if on Russell Street.
  • Dakota Street has been reopened to vehicular travel.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • 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 16-20, 2019

  • The Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass is open and ready for use on the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project. Crews are still awaiting delivery of the railing. As such, users are reminded to please use the pedestrian crossing signal at the Wyoming/Russell intersection to access the tunnel if on Russell Street.
  • Dakota Street has been reopened to vehicular travel.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • 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 9-13, 2019

  • Crews have dedicated all their resources to finalizing the Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass and anticipate that it will be open this week. Before the underpass could be opened for safe use, lighting, railing, and landscaping had to be fully finished.
  • Knife River will also be working north of the bridge off of the roadway, near the Russell and Broadway intersection this week and next. The western section of the new bridge will be the focus of construction. There will also be some additional utility work.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • 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 3-6, 2019

  • Construction will pause Friday at noon and will resume Tuesday, September 3.
  • Following Labor Day, crews are dedicating all their resources to finalizing the Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass. Due to material delays, the Montana Department of Transportation expects the crossing to be open in mid-September. Lighting, railing, and landscaping must be fully finished before it can be opened for safe use.
  • We know you want the underpass open and we do too! Thank you for your patience as we wrap up this construction.
  • The western section of the new bridge will be the focus of construction. There will also be some additional utility work.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • 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 26-30, 2019

  • Crews are busy working on the final touches to the Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass on the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project. There will be landscaping and railing needed to fully finish the facility before it can opened for safe use.
  • New bus shelters for Mountain Line stops will be installed, however, detour routes will still be in place.
  • Construction will pause on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day, with crews off the job site at noon on Friday, August 30.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found on the project webpage.
  • 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 19-23, 2019

  • New traffic signals at the Russell/Broadway intersection and the Russell/Wyoming intersection have been installed and are now operational.
  • For pedestrians at the Russell/Wyoming intersection, the Montana Department of Transportation would like to continue reminding pedestrians to please press the crossing button to allow for enough time to travel across Russell Street. These crossings are working and are engineered for your safety.
  • The western section of the new bridge will be the focus of construction. There will also be some additional utility work.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found on the project webpage.
  • 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 12-16, 2019

  • The new traffic signals at the Russell/Broadway intersection have been installed and are now operational. The temporary signal heads will be running for the foreseeable future and will be removed once the bridge is fully open to traffic later this year.
  • For pedestrians at the Russell/Wyoming intersection, please press the crossing button to allow for enough time to travel across Russell Street. These crossings are working and are engineered for your safety.
  • The second and final staircase for the Milwaukee Trail pedestrian will be installed this week, along with the railings. The underpass is on schedule to open by September 1.
  • In addition, the western section of the new bridge will be the focus of construction.
  • There will also be some additional utility work.
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found on the project webpage.
  • 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 5-9, 2019

  • The new traffic signals at the Russell/Wyoming intersection have been installed and are now fully operational. The Russell/Broadway intersection signal poles will also be installed early this week.
  • The staircase for the Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass has been delivered and crews will be working to install the railings. The underpass is on schedule to open by September 1.
  • In addition, the western section of the new bridge will be the focus of construction.
  • There will also be some additional utility work.
  • For those traveling eastbound on Broadway looking to make a right-hand turn on to Russell Street, this lane will be combined with the straight-thru lane. There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found on the project webpage.
  • 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 29 – August 2, 2019

  • New traffic signals are anticipated to be installed this week at both the Broadway/Russell intersections and at Russell/Wyoming. Keep in mind that although these signals are being installed, they may not be active right away. MDT crews are currently working with traffic engineers to determine when the signals will be functioning. We’ll keep you updated on that timing.
  • Crews are continuing with working in the river, in accordance with state permits.
  • In addition, the western section of the new bridge will be the focus of construction, along with Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass development. Sidewalks at Montana will be built.
  • There will also be some additional utility work.
  • For those traveling eastbound on Broadway looking to make a right-hand turn on to Russell Street, this lane will be combined with the straight-thru lane. There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found on the project webpage.
  • 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 22-26, 2019

  • Russell Street crews have finished night work on the Russell/Third Street intersection for the time being.
  • Crews are continuing with working in the river, in accordance with state permits.
  • In addition, the western section of the new bridge will be the focus of construction, along with Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass development.
  • For those traveling eastbound on Broadway looking to make a right-hand turn on to Russell Street, this lane will be combined with the straight-thru lane. There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found on the project webpage.
  • 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 15-19, 2019

  • Russell Street crews will be working on the Russell roadway near the intersection with 3rd beginning the night of Sunday, July 14. Signals will not be operational and single-lane closures will be in-place, with travel facilitated by flaggers. Work hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Alternate routes are strongly advised.
  • Near the end of the week of the 14th, the Russell/Broadway intersection will be torn up for night work. This will be noisy, and crews will complete this construction first to limit impacts to residents.
  • Crews are also working in the river, in accordance with state permits.
  • For those traveling eastbound on Broadway looking to make a right-hand turn on to Russell Street, this lane will be combined with the straight-thru lane. There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found under Spring Detour Maps at the right side of this page.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Additional landscaping efforts will be ongoing.
  • 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 8-12, 2019

  • Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews are focused on Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction this week. This will be open for use September 1.
  • Crews are back to a full schedule after the 4th of July holiday.
  • Drivers are reminded that all eastbound Broadway through traffic is reminded to stay in the left lane to help keep traffic moving.
  • Night work will also be starting Sunday, July 13. Construction will begin at 7 PM and run through 7:30 AM.
  • For those traveling eastbound on Broadway looking to make a right-hand turn on to Russell Street, this lane will be combined with the straight-thru lane. There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found under Spring Detour Maps at the right side of this page.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Additional landscaping efforts will be ongoing.
  • 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 1-5, 2019

  • Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews are focused on Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction this week, with paving at the tunnel early in the week. This will be open for use September 1.
  • Crews will not be working Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7.
  • Anticipate moderate traffic delays and plan accordingly.
  • Night work will also be taking place in two weeks; beginning Sunday July 13 for about a week. Construction will begin at 7 PM and run through 7:30 AM.
  • All eastbound Broadway through traffic is reminded to stay in the left lane to help keep traffic moving.
  • For those traveling eastbound on Broadway looking to make a right-hand turn on to Russell Street, this lane will be combined with the straight-thru lane. There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found under Spring Detour Maps at the right side of this page.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Additional landscaping efforts will be ongoing.
  • 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 24-28, 2019

  • Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews are focused on Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction this week, June 24-28, 2019. Additionally, Knife River will be installing new curbs and sidewalks at the Russell and Broadway intersection.
  • All eastbound Broadway through traffic is reminded to stay in the left lane to help keep traffic moving.
  • Anticipate moderate traffic delays and plan accordingly. Detour routes and signage are in place to keep you safe. Please drive carefully.
  • Permanent traffic signals should be installed in July. At that time, traffic congestion will be greatly reduced.
  • Crews will not be on the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project for the 4th of July holiday, beginning Wednesday, July 3 through the rest of the week. Construction will resume Monday, July 8.
  • Detour maps can be found under Spring Detour Maps at the right side of this page.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Additional landscaping efforts will be ongoing.
  • 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 17-21, 2019

  • Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews are focused on Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction this week, June 17-21, 2019. Additionally, Knife River will be installing new curbs and sidewalks at the Russell and Broadway intersection.
  • All eastbound Broadway through traffic is reminded to stay in the left lane to help keep traffic moving.
  • Anticipate moderate traffic delays and plan accordingly. Detour routes and signage are in place to keep you safe. Please drive carefully.
  • Permanent traffic signals should be installed in July. At that time, traffic congestion will be greatly reduced.
  • For those traveling eastbound on Broadway looking to make a right-hand turn on to Russell Street, this lane will be combined with the straight-thru lane. There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found under Spring Detour Maps at the right side of this page.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Additional landscaping efforts will be ongoing.
  • 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 10-14, 2019

  • Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews are focused on Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction this week, June 10-14, 2019. Additionally, Knife River will be installing new curbs and sidewalks at the Russell and Broadway intersection.
  • All eastbound Broadway through traffic is reminded to stay in the left lane to help keep traffic moving.
  • Anticipate moderate traffic delays and plan accordingly. Detour routes and signage are in place to keep you safe. Please drive carefully.
  • Permanent traffic signals should be installed in July. At that time, traffic congestion will be greatly reduced.
  • For those traveling eastbound on Broadway looking to make a right-hand turn on to Russell Street, this lane will be combined with the straight-thru lane. There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found under Spring Detour Maps at the right side of this page.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Additional landscaping efforts will be ongoing.
  • 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 4-8, 2019

  • Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews are making headway on the project June 4-8.
  • Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction will continue.
  • All eastbound Broadway traffic is reminded to stay in the left lane to help keep traffic moving.
  • Anticipate moderate traffic delays and plan accordingly. Detour routes and signage are in place to keep you safe. Please drive carefully.
  • Permanent traffic signals should be installed in July. At that time, traffic congestion will be greatly reduced.
  • Starting Tuesday, Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass work will continue, as will demolition of the old bridge.
  • For those traveling eastbound on Broadway looking to make a right-hand turn on to Russell Street, this lane will be combined with the straight-thru lane. There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found under Spring Detour Maps at the right side of this page.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Additional landscaping efforts will be ongoing.
  • 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 .

May 28-31, 2019

  • Happy upcoming Memorial Day weekend!
  • Crews will be off the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project Friday, May 24 at 12 p.m. and will be returning to work Tuesday morning – May 28.
  • Traffic is on the first half of the new Russell Street Bridge. Crews will not be working on Memorial Day.
  • Starting Tuesday, Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass work will continue, as will demolition of the old bridge.
  • All eastbound Broadway traffic is reminded to stay in the left lane to help keep traffic moving.
  • Anticipate moderate traffic delays and plan accordingly. Detour routes and signage are in place to keep you safe. Please drive carefully through the construction area.
  • Detour maps can be found under Spring Detour Maps at the right side of this page.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Additional landscaping efforts will be ongoing.
  • 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 .

May 20-24, 2019

  • Traffic is moving on the first half of the new Russell Street Bridge. Since the time of traffic swap, the Montana Department of Transportation has been making adjustments to the traffic signals and other configurations.
  • Please be sure to follow all posted signage. These routes are designed for your safety!
  • Additional Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass work is progressing.
  • Demolition of the existing structure will be starting soon.
  • Driving lanes on Broadway will largely be restored to their original configurations once traffic is on the new bridge. For those traveling eastbound on Broadway looking to make a right-hand turn on to Russell Street, this lane will be combined with the straight-thru lane. There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found here.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Additional landscaping efforts will be ongoing.
  • 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 .

May 6-10, 2019

  • The time is coming! Traffic is anticipated to be swapped on to the new Russell Street Bridge later this week. Traffic will be moved late in the evening when traffic volumes are lower to reduce impacts for the traveling public.
  • There will be some changes to the area and drivers are reminded to slow down and pay attention to signage.
  • Driving lanes on Broadway will largely be restored to their original configurations once traffic is on the new bridge. For those traveling eastbound on Broadway looking to make a right-hand turn on to Russell Street, this lane will be combined with the straight-thru lane. There will be intermittent lane restrictions or redirections at various locations throughout the project to create a safe work zone.
  • Detour maps can be found on the right side of this page.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Additional landscaping efforts will be ongoing.
  • 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 .

April 29 - May 3, 2019

  • Temporary traffic signals are operational for the Russell Street Bridge project. As a result, there are some driving lane restrictions and detours. Routes are clearly marked along Russell and Broadway.
  • Drivers are reminded to be alert for changing conditions and traffic. Planning for additional travel time is recommended.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Additional landscaping efforts will be ongoing.
  • Detour maps can be found on the right side of this page under April Detour Maps.
  • Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • 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 .

April 22-26, 2019

  • Temporary traffic signals have been installed for the Russell Street Bridge project. As a result, there are some driving lane restrictions and detours. Routes are clearly marked along Russell and Broadway.
  • Drivers are reminded to be alert for changing conditions and traffic. Planning for additional travel time is recommended.
  • While crews continue with sidewalk, railing, and concrete work for the east section of the new bridge, additional work for the Milwaukee Trail is progressing. Drivers are encouraged to plan for additional travel time.
  • Detour maps can be found on the right side of this page under April Detour Maps.
  • Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following earlier this spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintains a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • 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 .

April 15-19, 2019

  • Changes to traffic on the Russell Street Bridge are starting this week. The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews continue to make strong progress on completion of the first half of the new bridge. Construction will be focused on building the walls, curbs, sidewalks, and railings on the bridge to prepare for future traffic.
  • Temporary traffic signals will be installed the night of Monday, April 15. Traffic will be following these signals as they are installed, which will be completed by Tuesday morning. Early Tuesday morning, drivers can expect to see lane reductions and restrictions on Russell Street and Broadway, as these signals take up a lot of room. Please follow all posted signage and detour routes for safe travel.
  • Drivers are encouraged to plan for additional travel time.
  • Detour maps can be found on the right side of this page under April Detour Maps.
  • Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following earlier this spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintains a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • 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 .

April 8-12, 2019

  • Changes to traffic on the Russell Street Bridge is coming soon. The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews continue to make strong progress on completion of the first half of the new bridge. Construction will be focused on building the walls, curbs, sidewalks and railings on the bridge to prepare for future traffic.
  • Additional utility work will be ongoing.
  • Temporary traffic signals will be installed the night of Monday, April 15. Traffic will be following these signals as they are installed, which will be completed by Tuesday morning.
  • Traffic plans will be finalized very soon. We will be sharing updates prior to next week’s update to inform you of the traffic swap.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed. Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • 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 .

April 1-5, 2019

  • No April Fool's Day jokes here! The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews continue to make strong progress on completion of the first half of the new bridge. Construction will be focused on building the walls and curbs on the bridge to prepare for future traffic.
  • Knife River will also be working on the Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass throughout the week. Additional storm drain work will be ongoing.
  • As we approach the time when drivers will be switched to the new bridge, the public is highly encouraged to sign up for project updates.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed. Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • 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 .

March 25-29, 2019

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews have finished pouring the new bridge deck. While these materials continue to cure, construction efforts will be focused on building the walls and curbs on the bridge to prepare for future vehicular and non-motorized traffic.
  • Additional storm drain work will be ongoing.
  • As we approach the time when drivers will be switched to the new bridge, the public is highly encouraged to sign up for project updates.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed. Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • 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 .

March 18-22, 2019

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews will continue pouring the new bridge deck this week, with the final section to be completed on Tuesday. The materials take about a week to cure. During this time, traffic will not be disrupted but drivers may see additional large vehicles coming in and out of the bridge construction area.
  • The Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction will pause temporarily until warmer weather allows for successful paving and additional concrete work. Crews are working as efficiently as possible to complete this feature.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed. Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • The project webcam has been acting up. There will be a reinstallation next week. Thank you for your patience as we work through this technical glitch.
  • 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 .

March 11-15, 2019

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota crews will be pouring the new bridge deck this week! Despite the cold weather, this work is able to be successfully completed with innovative heaters and materials. Pouring will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
  • The Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction will pause temporarily until warmer weather allows for successful paving and additional concrete work. Crews are working as efficiently as possible to complete this feature.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed. Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • The project webcam has been acting up. There will be a reinstallation next week. Thank you for your patience as we work through this technical glitch.
  • 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 .

March 4-8, 2019

  • East-half construction of the new Russell Street Bridge will continue to be the focus of the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project March 4-8. With the cold weather last week, contractors were only able to work for brief periods of time.
  • Once we start having warmer temperatures, crews will be preparing the new bridge surface for pavement pouring in the coming weeks.
  • The Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction will pause temporarily until warmer weather allows for successful paving and additional concrete work. Crews are working as efficiently as possible to complete this feature.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed. Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • The project webcam has been acting up. There will be a reinstallation next week. Thank you for your patience as we work through this technical glitch.
  • 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 .

February 25 - March 1, 2019

  • East-half construction of the new Russell Street Bridge will continue to be the focus of the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project February 25 through March 1. Crews will be preparing the new bridge surface for pavement pouring in the coming weeks.
  • The Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction will pause temporarily until warmer weather allows for successful paving and additional concrete work. Crews are working as efficiently as possible to complete this feature.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed. Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • The project webcam has been acting up. There will be a reinstallation next week. Thank you for your patience as we work through this technical glitch.
  • 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 .

February 18-22, 2019

  • East-half construction of the new Russell Street Bridge will be the focus of the project February 18-22. Railing will be installed along the new structure in preparation for pouring in the coming weeks.
  • Crews are hopeful that the new bridge deck can be poured in early March. This work is weather dependent, meaning that if we have single-digit temperatures or increasing snow fall, the timeline may be pushed back.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed. Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • The project webcam has been acting up. There will be a reinstallation next week. Thank you for your patience as we work through this technical glitch.
  • 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 .

February 11-15, 2019

  • East-half construction of the new Russell Street Bridge will be the focus of the project February 11-15. Dick Anderson Construction will be installing rebar along the new structure in preparation for pouring in the coming weeks.
  • The Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction will pause temporarily until warmer weather allows for successful paving and additional concrete work. Crews are working as efficiently as possible to complete this feature.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed. Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • The project webcam has been acting up. There will be a reinstallation next week. Thank you for your patience as we work through this technical glitch.
  • 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 .

February 4-8, 2019

  • East-half construction of the new Russell Street Bridge will be the focus of the project February 4-8. Dick Anderson Construction will be installing railing along the new structure in preparation for paving in the coming weeks.
  • Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass work will conclude Friday, Jan. 18, as crews finish removing all temporary supports. Much of this work is weather dependent, meaning that efforts are most successful in warmer conditions.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • 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 .

January 28 – February 1, 2019

  • The east half of the Russell Street Bridge is starting to take shape! Building this structure will be the focus of the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project for the foreseeable future.
  • The Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass construction will pause temporarily until warmer weather allows for successful paving and additional concrete work. Crews are working as efficiently as possible to complete this feature.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed. Drivers are strongly reminded to please follow all posted signage directing traffic. This configuration has been designed with your safety in mind.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • The project webcam has been acting up. There will be a reinstallation next week. Thank you for your patience as we work through this technical glitch.
  • 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 .

January 21-25, 2019

  • The east half of the Russell Street Bridge is starting to take shape! Building this structure will be the focus of the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project for the foreseeable future.
  • Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass work will conclude this week, as crews finish removing all temporary supports. Much of this work is weather dependent, meaning that efforts are most successful in warmer conditions.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • 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 .

January 14-18, 2019

  • It's 2019 and Russell Street Bridge construction will continue the week of January 14-18. Efforts will be focused on constructing the east half of the new bridge.
  • Additionally, Dick Anderson Construction and Knife River will be resuming work on the Milwaukee Trail pedestrian underpass. The temporary supports near Home ReSource will be removed. This will result in loud, vibrating noises from the hours of 8 AM – 5 PM during the week.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • 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 .

December 31, 2018 - January 4, 2019

  • We would like to remind the traveling public that our crews will be off of the Russell Street project from December 24 through January 1, with work resuming on January 2, 2019.
  • Please drive safely and be mindful of conditions to ensure it is indeed a very happy holiday.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • 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 .

December 24-28, 2018

  • Happy Holidays from the Montana Department of Transportation!
  • Our bridge construction elves are getting ready for the holiday and we’d like to remind the traveling public that our crews will be off of the Russell Street project from December 24 through January 1, with work resuming on January 2, 2019.
  • Please drive safely and be mindful of conditions to ensure it is indeed a very happy holiday.
  • Traffic will stay in the current configuration until the first half of the new bridge is completed.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following earlier this spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • 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 .

December 17-21, 2018

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project is on schedule and advancing with bridge construction throughout the week.
  • As winter weather approaches, construction will be focused on bridge building. All road work has been completed at this time. As such, traffic will stay in the current configuration with little traffic disruptions. The east half of the new bridge is anticipated to be completed in three months.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following last spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line will maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • 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 .

December 10-14, 2018

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project is on schedule and advancing with bridge construction throughout the week.
  • As winter weather approaches, construction will be focused on bridge building. All road work has been completed at this time. As such, traffic will stay in the current configuration with little traffic disruptions. The east half of the new bridge is anticipated to be completed in three months.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following earlier this spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line will maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • 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 .

December 3-7, 2018

  • The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project is moving forward with bridge construction throughout the week with additional pier and support work.
  • As winter weather approaches, construction will be focused on bridge work with little disruptions to traffic on Russell Street.
  • The Milwaukee Trail detour has been restored to Wyoming Street. This is the original route trail users were following earlier this spring. Additional signage will be installed to alert drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Mountain Line maintain a stop at First Street during the transition.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route have also been installed.
  • 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 26-30, 2018

  • It's starting to look like a bridge! The Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project will continue moving forward with bridge construction throughout the week with additional pier and support work.
  • As winter weather approaches, construction will be focused on in-river work with little disruptions to traffic on Russell Street.
  • Paving operations will be taking place intermittently throughout the week on the south end of Russell Street as favorable weather conditions allow.
  • Temporary bus shelters for Mountain Line stops along the project route will also be installed this week. 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 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 .

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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