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Downtown Missoula road work set to begin

Posted at 11:37 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 13:45:19-04

MISSOULA — The COVID-19 pandemic -- along with Gov. Steve Bullock's stay at home order -- means there are a lot fewer cars on the road.

Thanks to the reduced traffic -- and fewer parked cars and pedestrians downtown -- Missoula's Street Maintenance Division is getting ready to perform asphalt mill and overlay work.

One project set to get underway will begin April 6 on Higgins Avenue in downtown Missoula, between Broadway to Railroad Street.

The project involves curb-to-curb milling of the deteriorated asphalt and placement of new asphalt. City officials say that depending on weather, the work should be finished in about a week.

The public can expect temporary detours and delays during this time.