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By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Milk River Bridge at Nashua to Close for Repairs


Riverside Contracting and subcontractor Sletten Construction will be making repairs to the Milk River Bridge south of Nashua. To begin the repairs, the northbound lane of Highway 117 at the Milk River Bridge will be closing on Tuesday, July 11, at 8 a.m.

During the closure, only single-lane traffic with loads less than 10 feet in width will be allowed across the bridge until the entire bridge work is completed. The closure will remain in effect seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The work will take approximately two months and will be completed one half at a time.

The first half of the bridge will have the existing deck hydro-demolished. The deck at the intermediate bents will be removed and modified with new expansion joints and the entire deck will receive a concrete overlay. A new concrete barrier rail will also be placed.

Once the first half is complete and cured, the other half will be completed in the same manner. Message boards will be provided to inform the traveling public and oversize loads of potential alternate routes. During the closure, Riverside Contracting and Sletten Construction is asking the public to be mindful of workers and to obey all construction signs and flaggers.

Drivers will be able to use alternate routes, including detours to Hwy. 24 between Fort Peck and Glasgow, and Hwy. 2 between Nashua and Glasgow.

This work is in conjunction with the Montana Department of Transportation and the Fort Peck-NE Project that was recently completed on Highway 117.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Riverside Contracting, Inc. at 1-800-321-4964, leave a message and they will make every attempt to address concerns within 24 hours.


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