Bozeman's construction season in full swing


BOZEMAN, Mont. - An estimated $12 million worth of construction throughout Bozeman is underway.

Craig Woolard, Bozeman's director of Public Works, told NBC Montana about 25 percent of the projects are focused on maintenance, while 75 percent are aimed at improving the city's road network.

"Those have been our priorities, is to finish the system and address kind of some pinch points in the system to hopefully make it function better," Woolard said.

Construction has begun on Huffine, Baxter, Oak, Ferguson and Flanders Mill to expand and connect roads.

He anticipates the projects will wrap up in early November.

The city will oversee overlay and chip seal projects starting in early July and lasting about six weeks.

Woolard encouraged drivers to be patient and slow down in work zones.

"Give the workers a break," Woolard said. "It's a dangerous job, and impatient motorists make the situation even less safe."