Rouse Avenue Project - On Hold for the Winter as of November 20
Rouse Avenue Project Update for the winter of 2017/2018
For the winter of 2017/2018:
The project will shut down for the winter starting the week of November 20.
Knife River crews have completed the majority of the work in the first three sections of the project, from Oak Street to Birdie Drive. The fourth and final section of the Rouse-Oak/Story Mill reconstruction project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2018. Paving from Oak to Birdie has been completed prior to winter shutdown to ensure that the roadway remains drivable throughout the winter season.
To date, in the first three sections, crews have completed road excavation, gravel placement, storm drain installation, curb and gutter installation and asphalt paving. Sidewalks have also been finished in the first two sections. Additionally, deck repair and rail and sidewalk improvements have also been underway on the bridge that spans the East Gallatin River; work on the bridge will be finished in the spring. Topsoil placement, landscape and seeding will also be completed in the spring of 2018 as well as the other items needed to complete the project.
Questions or concerns may be addressed to Steve Baeth at 388-6832.
www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/RouseOak for additional information.
Headed by general contractor, Knife River, work on the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is scheduled to restart on Wednesday, April 5, weather permitting.
Construction of this project began on November 16, with minor exploratory excavation and utility location and continued through mid December. The project then shut down for the winter and was scheduled to resume beginning to mid April.
The project will extend on Rouse Avenue from Oak Street north to Story Mill Road and includes multiple improvements, such as widening the road as well as the addition of new bike paths, sidewalks and landscaping. Additionally, Knife River will install a new storm drain system, water system, and sanitary sewer system as part of the project.
The overall goal of the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is to develop a roadway better suited to meet the needs of the Bozeman community. The anticipated completion date for the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project is October 2017, weather permitting. For the duration the Rouse-Oak / Story Mill Bozeman project, Knife River recommends using alternate routes and encourages drivers to plan additional travel time, especially from 7:00 am to 6pm, as there will be traffic delays during these times.