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Construction begins on 3rd Street West in Missoula

Construction Barrels
Posted at 8:58 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 10:58:24-04

MISSOULA — Construction work is beginning on a section of Third Street West in Missoula.

City crews are working to restore a smooth driving surface between Orange Street to the Bitterroot Branch railroad tracks.

The work -- which will cover six blocks -- began on Monday.

The street will be closed one block at a time, and detours will be in place.

The work will take six weeks or longer, according to a news release.

The street was recently the site of a Missoula Water project replacing a water main and service lines.

Street Division crews will excavate to remove the remains of the century-old trolley route running down the street.

Crews will also remove two sets of abandoned railroad tracks near the Bitterroot Branch and restore the roadbed, adding a new asphalt surface.

The traveling public can check the detour map here.