Chip sealing new road surfaces to begin on July 5

Concrete crews are now progressing up the hill from Seventh Avenue to 13th Avenue, on West Main Street, with replacement of curb, gutter and sidewalk. Sidewalks in the active work zone are closed to pedestrians. Please use alternate routes around the work area. Excavation crews will be replacing several more of the storm drain inlets on the corners in conjunction with the sidewalk work. Traffic control will be set up in these areas to create a buffer zone between the workers and the traveling public.

Chip sealing of all newly paved roadway surfaces on Hwy 87 and the Truck Bypass is still scheduled to begin on July 5 and will continue through July 6. Pilot cars and flaggers will be present during this time. Expect delays of 10 minutes at flagging stations. When entering the highway from side streets or businesses, please obey the traffic control signs and wait for the pilot car traveling in your desired direction before proceeding.

Pavement marking crews will be present on the roadway after chip-sealing operations are complete. Please use caution and watch for painting trucks on the road.

At this time, Century Companies Inc. would like to remind motorists to always expect the unexpected when driving through work zones. Motorists are advised to watch for work crews, heavy equipment and reduced speed limits. Posted limits are enforced until signs indicate the work zone has ended. Fines will double in work zones.

Road construction plays a crucial role in maintaining safe roadways and travel throughout Montana. Century Companies Inc. asks that motorists practice patience when approaching construction zones. Travelers should expect delays and are encouraged to adjust their travel times accordingly. Century Companies Inc. is dedicated to expediting this project and apologizes for any inconvenience it may cause.

For questions or concerns, please contact Century Companies Inc. at 535-1200.

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