Custer overpass bridge closure date moved up
Crews working on the Custer Avenue Interchange project say recent warm and dry weather could mean a much earlier completion time than anticipated.
Project superintendent Nathan Malmin says they could begin work on phase two of the project, which includes the closure and rebuilding of the overpass bridge, as soon as April 16, about three weeks early.
Malmin says the week of March 12 crews will be putting pipes through the intersection of Montana and Custer Avenue. He says they're projected to start tearing out the Custer intersections at Montana and Washington Avenues Wednesday night and will start preparing them for repaving. Malmin says crews will also start working on setting up detours to be used during the bridge closure.
"We've really upped our schedule, it's really aggressive, a lot of weather related, but we see a good ten day forecast so we're going to go for it," said Malmin.
Malmin says motorists should expect a lot of congestion and possible delays around the intersections at Montana and Washington over the next two weeks.
Story by Kaelyn Kelly, Beartooth NBC.
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