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.