Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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Stevensville Pavement Preservation & ADA

Project Updates

May 20, 2020

  • The Montana Department of Transportation in conjunction with Schellinger Construction and Riverside Contracting will be returning to Stevensville to chip seal the project area, which includes:
    • Eastside Highway/Main Street (S 269): from 1.2 miles south of Stevensville to 1 mile north west of town; and
    • US 93: McCalla Creek Bridge to approximately ¾ miles north of Kootenai Creek Rd.
  • Chip sealing is scheduled to begin on May 26 and will take 3-4 days. This date might change as chip sealing is extremely weather dependent because to ensure a good seal, no rain or moisture can be present. If you want to receive text updates about exactly when the chip seal will occur, text “Stevi” to 555-888.
  • What to Expect
    Motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes, reduced speeds, and single-lane traffic guided by pilot cars. The chip sealing on Eastside Highway/Main Street will occur from curb to curb so parking downtown will be impacted as crews move through the area.

Previous Updates

August 13, 2019

  • Milling will begin on the East Side Hwy/Main Street in Stevensville starting tonight, Tuesday, August 13. Crews will also be working tonight on US 93 on paving activities.
  • On Wednesday, August 14 crews will only be working on finishing the paving on US 93 and then on Thursday, August 15 work will resume on the East Side Hwy/Main Street in Stevensville.
  • There will be no construction on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17.
  • On Sunday, August 18, work will resume on East Side Hwy/Main Street in Stevensville.

August 5, 2019

  • Beginning on August 5, 2019, the Montana Department of Transportation and Schellinger Construction will be undertaking pavement preservation night work in Stevensville on US 93 from the McCalla Creek Bridge to approximately ¾ miles north of Kootenai Creek Road.
  • After completing that section, crews will move to Eastside Highway/Main Street from 1.2 miles south of Stevensville to 1-mile northwest of town. Construction on both roadways is expected to take about two weeks.
  • "Pavement preservation" covers a range of techniques used to keep Montana roads in good condition; this project include milling, paving, and chip sealing.
  • To accommodate members of community and traveling public, construction activity will occur at night between of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Residents living near construction zones should prepare for 2-3 days temporary nighttime disturbances. Crews will not be working Friday and Saturday evenings to accommodate community activity in downtown Stevensville.
  • Motorists traveling in the construction zone should expect delays of up to 15 minutes and reduced speeds. US 93 will have single-lane, two-way traffic in the construction zone. Single-lane closures, one-way traffic, and pilot cars will be in effect for work on the Eastside Highway/Main Street.
  • Traffic on both routes will return to normal configurations to the extent possible during daytime hours but motorists should expect reduced speeds 24-hours a day.
  • Drivers are asked to slow down and pay attention in work zones. With decreased visibility at night, crew members working on the road can be harder to see. Planning extra travel time is recommended, as is finding alternative routes where feasible.

June 24, 2019

  • Work begins today on bridge repairs on the Bitterroot Overflow Bridge on the East Side Highway (Route 269) and McCalla Creek Bridge and Kootenai Creek Bridge on US 93. Work is expected to last 7-10 days.
  • Crews will be repairing and sealing the Bitterroot Overflow Bridge and sealing the McCalla Creek Bridge and Kootenai Creek Bridge.
  • The traveling public should expect minor delays with traffic reduced to a single lane utilizing a traffic signal. In order to avoid disruption to commuters there will be no northbound closures in the morning and no southbound closures in the afternoon/early evening.

June 20, 2019

  • ADA Sidewalks on Main Street Completed
    ADA work on Main Street in Stevensville has been completed.
  • Bitterroot Overflow Bridge
    Bridge rail replacement was completed yesterday (June 19) and traffic has been returned to normal across the bridge with both lanes open. Next week, there will be daytime single lane closures for bridge repair, cleaning, and sealing.
  • Kootenai and McCalla Creek Bridge Repair
    After finishing work on the Bitterroot Overflow Bridge, MDT will be cleaning, repairing, and sealing bridges over Kootenai Creek and McCalla Creek on Hwy 93 next week. This work will require day time single lane closure which will be scheduled to minimize impact on rush hour traffic (no northbound closures in the morning and no southbound closures in the evening).

June 11, 2019

  • Bitterroot Overflow Bridge
    Starting this evening, work will begin to replace the bridge rail on the Bitterroot overflow bridge. Traffic over the bridge will be reduced to singe lane traffic 24 hours/day. Message boards have been in place since yesterday notifying drivers. Replacement of the bridge rail is expected to continue through next week with sign replacement resuming the week of June 24.
  • ADA Sidewalks on Main Street
    ADA upgrades to sidewalks and curbs continues this week on Main Street in Stevensville. That work should be finished by the end of next week (June 21).

June 3, 2019

  • ADA upgrades continue on Main Street in Stevensville this week with crews working to pour new sidewalks behind updated curbs. The following curbs have been made more accessible with flatter gentler slopes:
    • Valley View SW and NW
    • Barbara Street SW and NW
    • South Ave SW and NW
    • Ravalli St SW
    • East side central avenue crosswalk
    • West end of 6th street crosswalk
  • The public is asked to prepare for daytime noise, minor pedestrian detours, and some parking disturbances downtown. Please exercise caution when traveling through the work zone and watch carefully for crews and equipment.
  • ADA improvements are expected to be complete by the end of June, weather permitting.

May 20, 2019

  • The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will begin construction work this week in Stevensville on curbs and sidewalks along Route 269/Main Street. Work will begin on the South end of Main Street at Valley View Street with the sidewalks on the West side of the street being done first. We will mostly work up the West side and back down the East side, with some exceptions. For example, on 3rd street, we will do both East and West at the same time. See project map.
  • MDT uses a streamlined construction process to upgrade curb ramps, reducing the time required to finish these improvements. Work will be completed during the day, so the public is asked to prepare for noise disturbances, minor pedestrian detours, and some parking disturbances downtown.
  • For regular updates, text “Stevi” to 555-888 or contact us .