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The Russell Street - Broadway to Dakota team held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 8 at 11 a.m. in Missoula. Four speakers remarked on this milestone, largely noting how this project was able to connect the community in more ways than one.

Photos from the Event

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Construction Overview

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), in partnership with the City of Missoula, is rolling out the new Russell Street Bridge. The project, which starts at Dakota Street and extends to Broadway Street, will deliver significant upgrades including additional vehicle and bike lanes, expanded sidewalks, lighting, and trail connections.

Improvements to this corridor are years in the making and are critical to meet current and future transportation demands. This two-year, $29 million construction project will provide a completely new bridge over the Clark Fork River. In addition to bike and pedestrian facilities, the project will incorporate utility upgrades, enhanced traffic control, and landscaping. To provide a safer roadway and better access for all types of travelers, the project has been designed with careful consideration given to the area's high traffic volumes, crash history, and increasing bicycle and pedestrian usage.

Work on Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota is scheduled to begin in mid-April.

While construction is underway, travelers should anticipate increased traffic and delays. Impacted commuters and adjacent residents and businesses are encouraged to attend the open house to learn how crews and the community can work together to minimize these challenges.

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