Miller Creek Road - Briggs to Mockingbird

Project Background

The road was in poor condition and lacked adequate capacity, safety, drainage, sidewalks, and bike facilities. In 1997, Missoula County began collecting Transportation Mitigation Fees to fund future transportation needs in the area. In 2007, the City of Missoula and Missoula County, working collaboratively, identified Miller Creek Road as the top priority for improvements. Read more about the project in the press release. You can also find information from the March 25, 2010 public meeting (PDF).

Planned Improvements

Project elements include sidewalks, boulevards, landscaping, curb and gutter, bike lanes, storm drainage, lighting, and a modern roundabout. Learn more about roundabouts and how to navigate as a vehicle, pedestrian, or bicyclist.


  • March 2010 - Site preparation completed.
  • Late May 2010 - Work began on west side of Miller Creek from Briggs to the roundabout.
  • June 14, 2010 - Upper Miller Creek Closure and detour (PDF) began.
  • August 2010 - Utility work, curbs,sidewalks, landscaping, and paving completed.
  • Summer/Fall 2012 - Chip and seal, paint, project completion.

Contact Information

WGM Group provided traffic analysis, design, and utility coordination. More information is available on their website.

LS Jensen Construction was the general contractor for this project.

CJ BeardsleyCody ThorsonKevin Slovarp
LS JensenWGM Construction Project ManagerCity Engineer
4685 Mullan Rd.1111 E. Broadway435 Ryman
Missoula, MT 59808Missoula, MT 59802Missoula, MT 59802
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