Butte officials prepare for Dewey Boulevard construction project
BUTTE, Mont. —
With spring fast approaching so is construction season in Montana.
Butte residents are learning more about a three year construction project set to begin on one of the city's busier streets Tuesday.
The project will take place on Dewey Boulevard off of Harrison Avenue and is slated to begin next month.
Butte-Silver Bow Public Works officials said their main task is to reconstruct the road and fix the roads water main replacement.
Butte Public Works engineering technician Bob Boone said residents have voiced concerns that the road is a bumpy ride.
He said the road's old pipes need to be replaced, which is the reason for many leaks.
Boone said once construction starts, residents should expect speed limits to change.
He said Dewey Boulevard won't shut down during construction but bus routes may change.
"Our bus manager is looking to change one of the routes on a couple buses in this area from the post office, for people to come into Stodden Park for access to the new pool. It's just a re-route from around the post office into Stodden Park," Boone said
Officials said the project will cost $4 million dollars between Butte-Silver Bow's road and water division.
Boone said his crew plans to be done with phase one of the project by October 2018.
As for the final end date, he said that won't be until 2020.