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MDT to resume Stevensville road work

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Posted at 12:08 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 14:10:28-04

STEVENSVILLE — Road work is set to start-up in the Bitterroot Valley.

The Montana Department of Transportation will return to Stevensville beginning on Tuesday to continue work on the Stevensville Pavement Preservation Project, according to Matt Straub, MDT Engineering Project Manager.

“We are looking forward to getting back to Stevensville to finish this project,” Straub said. “Pavement preservation keeps roads from falling into serious disrepair, extending their useable lives with minimal investment and disruptions.”

Milling and paving were completed last year and now crews will return to Stevensville for chip sealing. MDT notes that after chip sealing occurs, the roadway needs to cure 30 days and then crews will return to finish the project with roadway striping work.

The work expected to take three to four days and is weather dependent.

Chip sealing along East Side Highway will extend to the curb, impacting parking on Main Street. Motorists traveling in the construction zone should expect delays of up to 15 minutes, reduced speeds, and single lane traffic guided by pilot cars.

The project area includes:

  • Eastside Highway/Main Street: from 1.2 miles south of Stevensville to 1 mile northwest of town; and
  • US Highway 93: McCalla Creek Bridge to approximately ¾ miles north of Kootenai Creek Road.