ORANGE STREET UNDERPASS RAMP REPAIRS JUNE 5 and 6
Northbound Traffic Detoured 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Public Works and Mobility Department’s Street Maintenance crews, in coordination with the Montana Department of Transportation, will repair the ramp areas of the Orange Street underpass on June 5 and 6, weather permitting. The project involves milling off the degraded asphalt followed by repaving portions of the ramps on both sides of the underpass.
The project will require northbound traffic on Orange St. to be detoured at Spruce St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. The underpass will be open to southbound traffic during work hours, and the street will be fully open to traffic at all other times. The sidewalks through the underpass will be open during construction, but the noise levels in the underpass could be quite high.
Maps of the suggested detour route options are available on the City’s website at www.ci.missoula.mt.us/2681/Street-Maintenance-Projects. Please note that N. 2nd St. E. remains closed to through traffic due to a water main replacement project. For more information on the water main project, visit www.ci.missoula.mt.us/2668/Water-Projects.
Motorists should drive slowly and use extreme caution through the construction area because workers will be present in a limited workspace. We encourage drivers to find an alternate route to avoid the construction area when possible.
Milling and paving projects such as this one help to prolong the street’s life by removing damaged pavement and replacing it with new asphalt. Damaged pavement allows water to seep into the cracks, which breaks up the asphalt during freeze and thaw cycles and creates potholes.
More project information and updates, if needed, can be found at www.ci.missoula.mt.us/2681/Street-Maintenance-Projects.
For questions about this project, contact Brian Hensel, Deputy Public Works Director for Streets, at 406-240-2742 or HenselB@ci.missoula.mt.us.