The Montana Department of Transportation, in collaboration with LHC Inc., will conduct pavement preservation operations on West Broadway, also known as Old Hwy 10 (US 10), from the intersection of West Broadway and US Highway 93 (US 93), near Love’s Truck Stop to the Reserve Street overpass, west of Costco. Construction will begin April 24, 2023, and continue for approximately 10 weeks.
During construction, drivers can expect single-lane closures and flaggers through the work zone. Both east and westbound I 90 on-ramps and the left-turn lane from the I 90 off-ramp will be temporarily closed. There will be no I 90 access from Northbound Highway 93 (US 93) for a portion of construction. Crews will be on-site between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The Northside Greenway Trail will also be addressed. This work will also begin on May 9 and is anticipated to be completed by May 22, during which time the trail will be closed.
Crews are also installing signals at the intersection of Mary Jane Boulevard and W. Broadway. Installation is anticipated to begin on April 18 and continue for approximately one week. Drivers can expect single-lane closures while this work is completed. As materials become available, streetlights will be installed at the Mary Jane Boulevard and Flynn Lane intersection.
What is Pavement Preservation?
Preventative maintenance, known as “pavement preservation,” helps ensure that good roads remain good and don’t fall into poor condition. Instead of waiting until a road deteriorates to the point where it would require millions of dollars to repair, pavement preservation extends the life of those roads with minimal investment and disruptions.
When conducting pavement preservation, crews remove the top portion of asphalt through a process called milling. Once the existing asphalt has been milled and a new layer of asphalt is added, the surface is chip-sealed, and the final stripes are painted. The result is a smooth roadway with an extended lifespan.
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