Street Maintenance Projects

3rd Street and Russell Street Intersection—Milling and Paving Project—Completed

Location:  The intersection of 3rd St. and Russell St. Traffic on 3rd St. will be detoured around the work area, but through traffic on Russell St. will be allowed (see detour map).

Description:  Street Maintenance crews mill out old, damaged pavement and apply new asphalt.

Benefits:   Pavement projects such as this help to preserve the street by fixing damaged areas that allow water to seep into and under the asphalt. Water damages the street, especially in the winter when the water goes through freeze and thaw phases, by breaking up the asphalt, resulting in potholes and cracks.

Project Dates:  Milling will take place Tuesday, Sept. 27, with paving work on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Through traffic will be allowed on Russell St. with one lane of traffic available and flaggers monitoring traffic flow. Drive slowly and cautiously in the construction area for everyone's safety.

Construction dates are subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. This page will be updated if construction dates change.

Detour Map

Contact:  Brian Hensel, Public Works & Mobility Department Deputy Director—Streets, 406-240-2742 or henselb@ci.missoula.mt.us

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Linda Vista Blvd Milling and Paving Project—Completed

Location: Linda Vista Blvd from Jack Drive to Scott Allen Drive

Description:  Street Maintenance crews mill out old, damaged pavement and apply new asphalt.

Benefits:   Pavement projects such as this help to preserve the street by fixing damaged areas that allow water to seep into and under the asphalt. Water damages the street, especially in the winter when the water goes through freeze and thaw phases, by breaking up the asphalt, resulting in potholes and cracks.

Project Dates:  Milling will take place Monday, September 12, after busses have dropped off students at school. Through traffic will be allowed with one lane of traffic available and flaggers monitoring traffic flow. Please drive slowly and cautiously in the construction area for the safety of our workers and others.

Parking will not be allowed on either side of the street while construction is taking place.

Access to asphalt has been limited this construction season, so crews will begin paving as soon as possible and is expected to take one or two days to complete. Construction dates are subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Contact:  Brian Hensel, Public Works & Mobility Department Deputy Director—Streets, 406-240-2742 or henselb@ci.missoula.mt.us

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Spruce St. Crack-Sealing Work—Completed

Location:  Spruce St. from Orange St. to Scott St.

Description:  Street Maintenance crews will perform asphalt crack sealing.

Benefits:  Crack sealing prevents water from seeping under the adjacent pavement and further degrading the asphalt and likely would result in potholes.

Project Dates:  Work will begin on Wed., June 29 and expect to be done the next day. Crews will work on one block of Spruce St. at a time. Please watch for flaggers and detour signs, and use caution when driving or bicycling through the area. Detours will be temporary as crews work block-by-block along Spruce St.

Contact:  Brian Hensel, Public Works & Mobility Department Deputy Director—Streets, 406-240-2742 or henselb@ci.missoula.mt.us

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Alder St. Milling and Paving Project—Completed

Location:  W. Alder St. from N. Orange St. to McCormick St.

Description:  Street Maintenance crews mill out old, damaged pavement and will apply new asphalt.

Benefits:   Pavement projects such as this help to preserve the street by fixing damaged areas that allow water to seep into and under the asphalt. Water damages the street, especially in the winter when the water goes through freeze and thaw phases, by breaking up the asphalt, resulting in potholes and cracks.

Project Dates:  Milling will begin June 16 and is expected to be completed June 20. Due to the limited availability of asphalt, repaving will be delayed until the week of July 5 and should take one or two days to complete. These dates are subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Parking will not be allowed on either side of the street during work hours (7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday) while construction is taking place. Please watch for flaggers and other traffic control. Use caution when driving or bicycling through the area.

Contact:  Brian Hensel, Public Works & Mobility Department Deputy Director—Streets, 406-240-2742 or henselb@ci.missoula.mt.us

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Spruce St./Ryman St. and Spruce St./Woody St. ADA Ramp Improvements Project—Completed

Location:  Spruce St. at the Ryman St. intersection and Spruce St. at the Woody St. intersection, both adjacent to City Hall.

Description:  Street Maintenance crews will remove outdated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps and install new, updated ramps. Street traffic will not be affected, but the sidewalks adjacent to City Hall will be closed.

Benefits:   Pavement projects such as this help to preserve the street by fixing damaged areas that allow water to seep into and under the asphalt. Water damages the street, especially in winter when the water goes through freeze and thaw phases, by breaking up the asphalt, resulting in potholes and cracks.

Project Dates:  The work at Spruce St. and Ryman St. will begin on June 6 with an anticipated completion date of June 10. Work at Spruce St. and Woody St. will begin on June 13 with an expected completion date of June 17. These dates are subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Contact:  Brian Hensel, Public Works & Mobility Department Deputy Director—Streets, 406-240-2742 or henselb@ci.missoula.mt.us

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Higgins Ave. Milling and Paving Project—Completed

Location:  Higgins Ave. from Brooks St. to University Ave.

Description:  Areas where the pavement is damaged, City Street Maintenance crews will mill out the old pavement and fill in with new asphalt.

Benefits:   Intermittent repairs such as this help to preserve the street by fixing damaged areas that allow water to seep into and under the pavement. Water damages the street, especially in winter when the water goes through freeze and thaw phases, by breaking up the asphalt, resulting in potholes and other damage to the street.

Project Dates:  The anticipated start date is June 13, and work is expected to be completed the week of June 27. These dates are subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Please watch for flaggers and other traffic control. Any detours will be of a very short duration.

Project Contact:   Brian Hensel, Public Works & Mobility Deputy Director—Streets, 406-240-2742 or HenselB@ci.missoula.mt.us.

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Grant Creek Rd. Mill & Pave Project

Location:  Interstate 90/Reserve St. interchange to Parkwood Dr. on Grant Creek Rd.

Description:  Street Maintenance crews will perform intermittent milling and paving to repair damaged and vulnerable areas of the roadway. No road closures or detours are anticipated, but flaggers will be present. Please drive slowly and use caution in the construction area to help keep everyone safe.

Project Dates: Work began June 1, but crews had to be directed to other projects. However, crews will start working in this area again the week of August 29 and expect to be finished this week, depending on asphalt availability. This page will be updated as needed during the project.

Contact:  Brian Hensel, Public Works & Mobility Department Deputy Director—Streets, 406-240-2742 or henselb@ci.missoula.mt.us

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Greenough Dr. and Lolo St. Paving Project

The Street Operations & Maintenance Division will complete chip and seal treatment to Greenough Dr. and Lolo St. this summer. This work provides an opportunity to apply striping in new configurations to improve safety for all users and improve facilities for people biking and walking.

City Staff presented these potential reconfigurations at the Rattlesnake Transportation Committee meeting on May 10, 2022, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Copper Room on the 4th Floor of the Missoula Public Library at 455 E. Main St. and online as a virtual meeting. A link to the video recording of the presentation is available below.  

Meeting Recording:

https://ci-missoula-mt.zoom.us/rec/share/1q-dtm31_qdcptpW3Do8GsZQRuH_NRpBd5ieTSRR_Y7VSOCVv8sfgxafcXKT22Gv.r2EzgZmUSmfMo0mD

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Spruce St. Curb & Sidewalk Work—Completed

Location:  West Spruce St. at the Nora St. intersection. Westbound traffic between May St. and Scott St. will be detoured.

Description:  Street Maintenance crews will be adjusting the bulb-out section of the curb and sidewalk at the northeast corner of Spruce St. and Nora St. Because crews must work in the street to make these adjustments, westbound traffic on Spruce will be closed to through traffic and detoured north on May St. See detour map below for route.

Project Dates:  Begins May 2 with an anticipated completion date of May 12, 2022. These dates are subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. This page will be updated if either date changes.

Detour Map (pdf)

Contact:  Brian Hensel, Public Works & Mobility Department Deputy Director—Streets, 406-240-2742 or henselb@ci.missoula.mt.us

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