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Other Infrastructure Projects in Missoula
The City’s Public Works & Mobility Department collaborates with other governmental entities as well as public and private partners on a variety of projects.
Mullan BUILD Project
Railroad Quiet Zone at Spruce St./Greenough Dr.
Rattlesnake Wilderness Dams—McKinley Lake Dam Decommissioning Project
W. Broadway - Reserve St. to Airport Rd. Safety Project—Montana Dept. of Transportation
Russell St. - Mount Ave. to Dakota St.—Montana Dept. of Transportation
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UPDATE—The week of March 20, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), in partnership with the City of Missoula, and Tetra Tech will be completing infiltration borings (a drilling technique used to determine soil drainage characteristics for future construction). This work will take place on Russell Street between Dakota Street and Mount Avenue, and on West Broadway Street between Toole Avenue and Mullan Road. Work will occur from the hours of approximately 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, and traffic control will be removed at the end of each day. All activities will take between five and eight days and will wrap up by the end of March, weather dependent.
The majority of the borings will occur outside of the travel lanes, however some will be located partially in travel or turning lanes. Traffic control will be in place for the duration of the drilling, and drivers should anticipate five to ten minutes of delay when traveling throughout the area. Alternate routes are recommended to limit commuting disruptions.
This Russell Corridor project will complete the final design of the preferred alternative that was selected in the Environmental Impact Statement. Details within the proposed alternative, including boulevards, added bike lanes, crosswalks and sidewalks, will be solidified. Construction in this corridor will not occur for at least three to five years as funding is acquired and a design is finalized.
The approved design for this section of Russell St. is shown on pages 65-66 of MDT's Final EIS Document, and design plan view sheets are shown on pages 105-110. Further information is available on MDT's project website.
TDS Fiber — Citywide Fiber Optics Cable Installation
TDS Fiber and their construction partner TAK Communications will begin installing fiber optic cable in Missoula in April 2023. Their employees will be driving white trucks with one of the blue logos shown below on them. All employees will also be wearing one of these logos on their clothing.
They will be hanging cable in some areas, and in others they will be boring underground to install it. Before they enter a neighborhood to begin construction, they will notify affected property owners or residents as follows:
- By letter — 14 days before construction
- By postcard — 7 days before construction
- Doorhanger — the week construction starts
- Yard signs — the week construction starts
- Sandwich board signs — during construction
All complaints, requests, etc. must go to TDS’s customer service number: 1-855-259-8576.
For more information only, visit TDS’s construction web page at TDSfiber.com/construction.
Providing the information and logos shown on this page is in no way an endorsement of TDS Fiber or TAK Communications; it is for informational purposes only to advise City residents construction that may be taking place in their neighborhood.