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Hwy. 93 Ronan construction update: sidewalks near Dairy Queen soon to be finished

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News from the Montana Department of Transportation

LAKE COUNTY — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Riverside Contracting Inc. crews will be finishing up sidewalk work, starting near Dairy Queen then moving to Round Butte Road, starting on the south end of the project and moving west. Riverside Contracting Inc. plans to work in sections. This will also include building small retaining walls in areas along the corridor where needed.

Riverside Contracting Inc. will also be paving approaches to residences and businesses. Flaggers will be helping to facilitate safe travel.

Electrical work is also ongoing and should be completed in the coming weeks.

All work is dependent on weather and other unforeseen factors.

Crews will be onsite Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until paving is complete.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction where work is underway. Please follow all traffic control and watch for workers and equipment. While Riverside Contracting Inc. will do all they can to limit disruptions, please plan for additional travel time. Keep in mind, all businesses along the corridor are open.

Other activities to be completed this construction season include paving the shared-use path along US 93, painting the final epoxy road markings, and other finishing work. These activities will be off of US 93 and are not anticipated to impact traffic.

Streetlights and the new traffic signal at the US 93 intersection with Old US 93 and 3rd Avenue will also be installed. The installation of the traffic signal has been delayed due to unforeseen supplier issues. MDT is working to ensure the traffic signal is installed as soon as possible.

The Round Butte Road Path - Ronan project will also be completed. This project includes building two new sections of sidewalk on the north side of Round Butte Road. This schedule is subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen factors.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Email me at: or call the project hotline at 406-207-4484, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the Ronan-North project, visit:


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