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Project starting up on two Missoula roads

5th, 6th street construction
Posted at 9:54 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 11:54:55-04

MISSOULA — Here’s a heads up for motorists making the rounds in the Garden City.

Crews are working on a safety striping project for two thoroughfares over the next few weeks.

The project – which began on Monday – is taking place on South Fifth Street West and South Sixth Street West between Higgins Avenue and Russell Street.

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The work aims to improve safety and reduce vehicle crashes by providing more room in the driving lanes and parking lanes, adding turning lanes and buffered bike lanes.

The finished roadways will have wider parking lanes and one 11-foot driving lane, among other amenities.

A study of the streets showed there were 277 vehicle crashes on these sections of Fifth and Sixth streets from 2007 to 2014.