Construction continues to cause traffic delays in Billings, Montana

2014-07-23T15:38:00Z Construction continues to cause traffic delays in Billings, MontanaGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

Construction is expected to cause a number of delays this week in Billings and throughout the state. 

A water main replacement project on Grand Avenue will continue West from 19th Street West. Traffic in each direction will continue to be limited to one lane of traffic, and the crossing of the construction zone will be prohibited.

The installations of hydrants and storm drain inlets on both sides of Grand Avenue is also expected to shift traffic, according to the website of Sanderson Stewart, an engineering firm employed for various summer projects throughout the city. 

A water main project downtown, between North 27th Street and 3rd Avenue North, will push traffic over to the east side of North 27th for work being done on the opposite side of the road. 

Sanderson Stewart's website says that water services could be interrupted temporarily in these areas, but customers will receive notification beforehand.  

A project to install 4,500 feet of new sanitary sewer pipelines east of Optimist Park continues in the alley west of Hillview Lane between Vaughn Lane and Morgan Avenue, where it is has partially closed the two roads.

The following areas also will be closed to traffic and will affect access to the Billings Clinic parking lot closest to 9th Avenue North and North 27th Street: 

  • 7th and 8th Avenue North between North 30th Street and North 31st
  • 9th Avenue North between North 27th Street and North Broadway

There have been a number of construction updates outside of Billings as well. 

Construction on Broadway Avenue in Red Lodge, which had been previously shut the road down and rerouted traffic, has reopened with a gravel surface between Beartooth Lane and 3rd Street. The detour is also available. 

Road maintenance on U.S. Highway 212 has spurred speed reductions and is expected to close down single-lanes. 

Single-lane closures also are expected on Interstate 90 from Tuluca to Hardin West.

Seal and covering on Interstate 94 in Ballantine has prompted width restrictions of 14 feet during daylight hours. 

Minor delays can be expected in these four areas across the state, according to Montana Highway Patrol. 

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