Red Lodge Water Rehab Project underway

Photo by Alastair Baker (Right) Chris Reed, Construction Manager with Great West Engineering, looks on as a backhoe tears away the layers to prepare the way for the Broadway Water Rehab project in Red Lodge.
Top Map: Red Lodge South Bottom Map: Red Lodge North

The long awaited Broadway Rehab Water project is finally rolling as crews from the Wilson Brothers and GreatWest Engineering started digging up Broadway to pave the way for the Water Rehab Project. As a result of this work, drivers should be aware of road closures and detours.
Each crew will work within a two-block area and divert traffic onto North Platt Ave, as shown in Map 2. To ensure that local businesses experience minimal disruption, pedestrian traffic along the sidewalks will be maintained for 24-hour access. Signs, barricades, and other miscellaneous traffic control devices will direct pedestrian traffic and provide a safe environment away from construction activity.
The first crew will start the project beginning at 5th Street and proceeding south closing two blocks of Broadway and diverting traffic as shown in Map 1.
The second crew, which will begin work approximately one week after crew one, will start on 10th Street and work south through Schedule 2. Crew two will also divert traffic as shown on Map 2. Since N Platt does not continue past 17th S, drawing #2 shows the traffic diverted to S Hauser and then
back on Broadway to complete the project from 17th to 19th Street.
It is anticipated that crew one will finish Schedule 1 and a portion of Schedule2, up to 10th Street, and move to 19th Street to complete Schedule 4.
Crew two, after completing Schedule 2 (10th Street to 14th Street), will begin on 14th Street and work south to 17th Street.
This will ensure that the two crews are never within two blocks of each other and therefore never overlap traffic control.
In addition, a Truck Route will be delineated to divert truck traffic through town away from the construction area.

The main truck route will start at 7th and Oakes and onto S Hauser Ave until S Hauser reconnects with S Broadway/Highway 212. To divert truck traffic during construction activities between 5th and 7th Street, a truck route will be established from 3rd and Broadway Ave, and then going south on N. Hauser Ave.
At 8th St and N Villard Ave., trucks will head east to 8th St. and then south on N Oakes Ave. N Oakes Ave turns to S Oakes Ave and then to S Hauser where it will intersect the normal Truck Route for the project.
During asphalt pulverizing, which will take place on March 25 from 8th Street to 14th Street, certified flaggers will stop traffic for short periods to allow for one-way traffic. Advanced notices will be delivered to effected
residents/businesses one week prior to pulverizing. Pulverizing for schedules for May 9.