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.

Current Projects

Railroad Quiet Zone at Spruce St./Greenough Dr.

Rattlesnake Wilderness Dams—McKinley Lake Dam Decommissioning Project

Russell St. - Mount Ave. to Dakota St.—Montana Dept. of Transportation

Sign up for project updates by contacting Becca MacLean at becca@bigskypublicrelations.com.

UPDATE—January 5, 2024—Design activities on the Russell Street project from Dakota to Mount Avenue, as well as for West Broadway Street between Mullan Road and Toole Avenue, are continuing. 

Internally, the project team has been working toward the completion of environmental assessment work and an updated traffic report. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and the City of Missoula are partnering to define upcoming project priorities.

Updates will continue to be provided as the project progresses. If you have questions, please email Becca at Becca@bigskypublicrelations.com. Our project hotline is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 406-207-4484. Please visit the project webpage for more information https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/russell/

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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.