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I-90 project beginning in the Missoula area

Posted at 9:39 AM, Jun 03, 2019

MISSOULA – Some more road work in starting up in Western Montana.

The Montana Department of Transportation will be doing improvement work on both sides of Interstate 90 between the Wye and the Van Buren Street.

MDT expects that the project — which will include pavement preservation and other improvements — may continue into early fall.

“Pavement preservation like the work we’re doing on Interstate 90 is a key part of keeping good roads in good condition,” said acting Montana Department of Transportation District Construction Operations Engineer John Schmidt.

The project is starting up about a half-mile east of the Wye exit and single lane traffic, reduced speeds and crews working on site can be expected.

The construction will be performed at night to reduce congestion and delays during daytime travel.

I-90 Road Work
MDT will be doing improvement work on both sides of Interstate 90 between the Wye and the Van Buren Street. (MTN News image)

The work will take place from Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. with the exception of some work that must be performed in daylight.

MDT cautions that while the work is underway, motorists can expect 5-to-15 minutes delays.

“We really want to encourage frequent Interstate 90 drivers to sign up for text alerts, as we can quickly let folks know if congestion or delays are going to be more substantial than usual,” said Schmidt.

Everyone can subscribe to text alerts by texting* GOODROADSI90 to 41411. The Montana Department of Transportation Hotline can also be reached at (406) 406-207-4484. Email updates for this project can be received by contacting Sarah Knobel at Sarah@BigSkyPublicRelations.com.