Montana Department of Transportation

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Active Project

Madison Street Bridge Rehabilitation

For the week of August 21:

As of Wednesday, August 16, all 4 lanes of the Madison Street Bridge are now finished and open to public use!

Frontier West's crews will still be working underneath the Madison Street Bridge on the rehabilitation of the bridges steel frame structure. This will consist of painting and clean up work and will aid in rust control and the longevity of the bridge.

Underbridge info:
The pedestrian/bike underbridge, below the Madison Street Bridge, will remain closed until the rehab work is finished. Until that time, pedestrians and cyclists are asked to please not use the Underbridge during the closure at any time.

Pedestrians and bikers will be able to cross via the newly widened sidewalks on either side of the Madison Street Bridge. For details on alternate routes visit Missoula Parks and Rec Trail Maps. Additional and nearby, river crossings for bicyclists and pedestrians are available at the Van Buren Walking Bridge and Higgins Ave Bridge.

Trail System:
The trail system will remain open throughout the project with the exception of the trail access via Maurice Ave directly south east of the bridge.

Please plan additional time if you are a cyclist or pedestrian wishing to cross over the river via the Madison Street Bridge.

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view of the Madison Street Bridge from underneath

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If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call Mike Murphy at 728-8499 or sign up for the .

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There will no longer be public meetings for the Madison Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project, now that the topside of the bridge is complete.

Project Overview:

On November 21, 2016 work on the Madison Street Bridge support structures took place and on January 10, 2017 work on the bridge deck began with reduction of traffic down to two lanes and the removal of the bridge decking. Despite the cold weather delays in early January, the project remains on schedule.

Headed by general contractor, Frontier West, the primary goal of the Madison Street Bridge Rehabilitation was to fix the bridge’s failing bridge deck. In addition to bridge deck repairs, the project featured structural, aesthetic and multi-modality improvements such new lighting and railings, bike lanes, as well as expanded protected sidewalks. Work also included repair of the bridge’s support structures. The anticipated completion date of the Madison Street Bridge Rehabilitation was August 2017, weather permitting.

Please obey all signage and remember that fines do double in work zones. Crews will be in operation Monday through Friday from approximately 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.