Round-the-clock work to replace water and waste water lines beneath Grand Avenue continued Wednesday — and the work will continue even as baseball fans are tuning into the World Series this fall.
As it was last week, Sixth Avenue North will again close at 2 p.m. Saturday as crews work to lay down a large rock that threatens the roadway below.
If Mother Nature gives the go-ahead, Zimmerman Trail could reopen as soon as Thursday.
Completing a giant concrete reservoir expansion first requires moving tons of dirt.
As blasts tumble unstable boulders and rock from the Rims around Zimmerman Trail ahead of schedule, most other construction planned for this summer in Billings is just gearing up.
Like a loose tooth that refuses to come out, "Monkey Face" and an adjacent large rock known as "Shark Tooth" clung to the Rims on Friday afternoon despite a pair of explosions and inflatable devices trying to bring them down.
Workers from a Colorado-based landslide remediation company have spent their first four days atop the Rims overlooking the west side of closed Zimmerman Trail focusing on the small stuff.
Now that the sun is out, work crews are hitting the streets of south-central Montana to kick off construction season.
Water and wastewater rates will go up under a plan discussed by the Billings City Council Monday.
Two large water line replacement projects — and the pavement overlays that will seal the deal in both cases — will dominate spring and summer construction on city streets in Billings, City Engineer Debi Meling said Friday.
The first phase of construction on a proposed road connecting the Heights and the West End is nearing completion.
Construction of the first 5,000 feet of a proposed connecting road between the Heights and the West End is expected to begin in the first half of November.
Organizers of events that have traditionally been held on temporarily closed city streets can breathe easy, at least for a couple of years.
Several of Billings' larger road projects from this construction season could wrap up by the end of October.
The streets of Billings have become increasingly popular places to throw concerts, festivals, feeds, fundraisers and even cattle drives.
Andrew Campbell was a big hit Monday afternoon.
Starting sometime in early May, motorists driving on Fourth Avenue North in downtown Billings will want to keep their eyes peeled for a HAWK.
Work on the first leg of a connecting road between the Heights and the West End is scheduled begin this fall.
People mingled on North Broadway during the Billings Clinic Classic in 2012.
A couple of streets in the downtown area will bear the brunt of a relatively slow construction season this year.