Rouse-Oak / Story Mill
For the week of August 21:
Now that Knife River crews have switched sides on Rouse, work continues with road excavation, asphalt removal, gravel placement and storm drain installation from Bond Street heading down near Birdie Drive. Once that work nears completion, crews will start the installation of curb and sidewalk in that zone.
Deck repair work on the bridge spanning the East Gallatin River is underway and will be ongoing. Work on the bridge will include rail, curb and sidewalk.
Drivers are advised to please plan additional travel time, watch for flaggers, expect travel delays, when possible use alternate routes and remember that fines do double in work zones.
Entrances and Side streets on Rouse Ave:
- East Griffin Drive is now open.
- Bryant Street is now open at Rouse Avenue.
Access for all businesses and residents adjacent to the project will be available and drivers are advised to plan additional travel time, expect travel delays and, when possible, use alternate routes.
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Questions or concerns may be addressed to Steve Baeth at 406-388-6832. To sign up for weekly email updates on the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill project, please submit a request .
There will be scheduling meetings for the Rouse-Oak Project taking place once a month at 1804 North Rouse.
The meetings will be open to the public and offer a chance to discuss progress and get answers to questions about the project from members from Knife River and MDT.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 22nd at 11am.
Crews will work Monday through Friday from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For the duration of the Rouse-Oak to Story Mill Road Project, traffic may occasionally be reduced to one lane, which may create short delays, increased traffic, temporary loss of access and detours for adjacent residents and businesses. Drivers are advised to please plan additional travel time, please watch for flaggers and remember that fines do double in work zones.
Headed by general contractor, Knife River, work on the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project restarted on Tuesday, April 11.
Construction of this project began on November 16, with minor exploratory excavation and utility location and continued through mid December. The project then shut down for the winter and was scheduled to resume beginning to mid April.
The project will extend on Rouse Avenue from Oak Street north to Story Mill Road and includes multiple improvements, such as widening the road as well as adding a turning lane from Bond Street to Story Mill Road. There will also be the addition of new bike paths, sidewalks and landscaping. Additionally, Knife River will install a new storm drain system, water system, and sanitary sewer system as part of the project.
The overall goal of the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is to develop a roadway better suited to meet the needs of the Bozeman community. The anticipated completion date for the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is October 2017, weather permitting.
For the duration the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project, Knife River recommends using alternate routes and encourages drivers to plan additional travel time, especially from 7:00 am to 6pm, as there will be traffic delays during these times.