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Is it really summer that's coming to Montana, or just road-construction season?

Every Friday, the Montana Tracker will post the latest reports on road construction in Missoula and its vicinity. For information about highway work statewide, click here.

Missoula city construction includes:

South Hills Storm Drain Project 39th Street is closed to through traffic between Russell Street and Paxson for utility installation and street reconstruction. Local Access will be permitted. Watch for detours.

Pattee Creek Drive between Higgins and Bancroft is closed to through traffic for storm drain installation. Restricted local access will be permitted.

High Park Way between Overlook and SW Higgins is closed for utility installation and paving. Local Access is permitted.

South Third Street West just east of Davis will be closed for one to two days for utility work. West-bound traffic will be detoured on Curtis, Wyoming and Davis streets. East-bound traffic will be allowed to proceed on Third.

Potholes: The City of Missoula Street Division will be doing maintenance work through out the City watch for road closures and detours.

State and federal highway work includes:

On US-10, by the Missoula Airport (milepost 2.5 to milepost 3.5), crews will be constructing an additional turning lane. Expect single-lane traffic and short delays.

On I-90, from Lookout Pass to Superior, crews are sealing cracks in the roadway. Travelers can expect 55 mph speed limits, two-way traffic and a width restriction of 14.5 feet. The width restriction will be in effect from April 21st to November 1st, 2003. The restriction excludes eaves on mobile homes.

On I-90, from 3 miles west of Drummond to 9 miles east of Drummond,travelers can expect 55 mph speed limits, single-lane closures, detours, and two-way traffic. Eastbound and westbound loads over 12 feet wide (excluding eves on mobile homes) are restricted between mileposts 153 and 154.5. Westbound loads over 12 feet wide and 14-feet-2-inches high need to find an alternate route. There is a signed detour for all other loads. Crews are constructing cross-overs and doing bridge rehabilitation work.

On I-90, from 3 miles west of the Gold Creek Interchange to milepost 177, crews are paving the roadway and working on bridges. Expect reduced speeds of 45 mph, single-lane closures, grooved and rough roadway surfaces.

On MT-1, beginning May 27th, from 10 miles south of Philipsburg (Georgetown Lake) to Philipsburg, travelers can expect paving activities. There will be short delays, single-lane traffic, and 35 mph speed limits.

On MT-141, 7.5 miles northeast of Helmville, crews are installing culverts and clearing and grubbing along the roadway. Expect gravel surfaces, single-lane traffic, and 35 mph speed limits.

On Sec-212, northeast of Moiese from milepost 4.7 to the intersection with US-93, crews are chip-sealing the roadway. Expect 10 minute delays, single-lane traffic, fresh oil, loose gravel, and 35 mph speed limits.

For a statewide construction report call 1-800-226-7623 or 511. Also visit our website at www.mdt.state.mt.us. Please drive with care and buckle up.

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