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Reserve Street Safety Upgrade

Project Overview

The Reserve Street Barrier Rail project has wrapped up! Originally kicked off in June, the project included pothole repair, pavement preservation and placement of a barrier rail. Barrier rail is meant to reduce side-swipe and head-on crashes in this area.

The Montana Department of Transportation and contractor L&J Construction Group appreciate the patience of the traveling public while these improvements were completed. As planned, all work was finished between the hours of 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. to minimize disruptions for the traveling public.

Contact the MDT Hotline at 406-207-4484 for more information on this project!

Reserve Street bridge
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Barrier Rail to be placed on Clark Fork River Bridge

This summer, a concrete barrier rail will be placed in the median on Reserve Street between River Road and Mullan Road. This 3-foot barrier rail is intended to decrease the number of head-on and side-swipe crashes that occur on the Reserve Street Clark Fork River Bridge.

  • As part of the barrier rail project, bridge deck repair and roadway striping will also be completed.
  • MDT plans to complete construction on the Reserve Street Barrier Rail project at night so traffic can flow more freely during daytime hours.
  • The project is anticipated to run from early June through August, weather-permitting.
  • During active work, single lane closures, signage, traffic control devices, decreased speeds and flaggers will likely be present.
  • While night work is being performed, the traveling public is reminded to be especially careful as they navigate the work zone. The area is an active construction site 24-hours per day; drivers should always use caution in the work zone.

Night Work

Reserve Street is one of the busiest roads across the entire state of Montana. MDT is working to ease traffic congestion related to road construction by completing the Reserve Street Barrier Rail project at night.

While some special circumstances might require single lane closures during the day, MDT anticipates that most work will be performed between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

It's important to note that night work isn't a possibility for every MDT project. Safety concerns, potential for higher cost and the challenges of working in a dark environment are all factors. MDT planned this project in a manner so it can be executed at night and most work on the project will take before or after peak traffic times.

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Example of Barrier Rail
Example of Barrier Rail. Click to view a larger image.

Stop by and ask us questions about the project every Tuesday, May 28 - July 16, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Garden City Harvest conference space at 1657 River Road.

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