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MDT News

Third Street, Higgins Avenue Construction Begins

MISSOULA, Montana - The Montana Department of Transportation 

will begin construction on the intersection of Third Street and
Higgins Avenue on Thursday, April 1. During construction, travelers
can expect temporary sidewalk displacement and limited vehicle
access. Pedestrian and delivery access will remain open during
business hours. 

"We recognize that construction provides unique
travel adjustments for businesses and residents located near the
intersection of Third Street and Higgins Avenue," MDT Missoula
District Administrator, Bob Vosen, said. "We appreciate the patience
of the Missoula community while we continue to make these critical

Intersection work will provide needed enhancements to
a portion of Missoula's bustling Hip Strip. Third Street will be
realigned where it meets Higgins Avenue, and a plaza will be created
providing additional pedestrian space on the southwest corner of
Higgins Avenue and Third Street.  

While this work is completed,
Third Street will be closed near the entrance of the Boon and Crocket
Club. A detour will be established to send traffic around on Myrtle
Street. Access to the club will remain open during construction. 

"Safety for all is our top priority," Vosen said. "We would like to
remind drivers to reduce speeds through the work zone, follow all
posted signage, and be mindful of changing roadway conditions." 

community is encouraged to stay up to date on the project by signing
up for weekly emails by emailing a request to, registering for text message
alerts by texting "HIGGINS" to 41411, or calling the project hotline
with any questions at (406) 207-4484. The hotline is active
Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found on
the project webpage: 

accessible formats of this document will be provided upon request.
Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of
Civil Rights, Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO
Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay
Service at 711.