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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Higgins Ave. Milling & Asphalt Paving Project Begins June 13

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
CITY OF MISSOULA PUBLIC WORKS & MOBILITY DEPARTMENT
 

For Immediate Release:  June 7, 2022

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

Higgins Ave. Milling and Paving Project Begins June 13

City Street Maintenance Division crews will begin milling out old, damaged asphalt along Higgins Ave. from Brooks St. to University Ave. on Monday, June 13. They will then fill in those areas with new asphalt to help improve and preserve the street surface. Work is expected to be completed the week of June 27, but this date is subject to change due to inclement weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Higgins Ave. will remain open during construction, but travelers should expect shifted travel lanes and minor delays. We ask drivers and bicyclists to please use caution and watch for flaggers and other traffic control and suggest choosing a different route when possible. Brief detours are possible but not anticipated at this time. Also, on-street parking will not be allowed along the affected blocks to make room for lane shifts.

Completing intermittent pavement repair projects such as this helps preserve the street infrastructure by fixing damaged areas that allow water to seep into and under the pavement. Water damages the street below the surface, especially in the winter when the water goes through freeze and thaw phases, causing the asphalt to break up and results in potholes and other damage to the street. Making these repairs now will extend the pavement’s life significantly and delays more expensive total reconstruction work in the future.

 For more information and project updates, please visit http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/2681/Street-Maintenance-Projects

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