Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony To Open Milk River North Project
June 5, 2019
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is excited to unveil the Milk River North Project just in time for the summer travelers. The Milk River North project reconstructed a portion of MT 117 from the Milk River Bridge near Nashua to US Highway 2 on a new alignment just west of Nashua. The project includes a new railroad overpass and connection to US 2. The existing roadway through Nashua was repaved along with new sidewalk on the south side of Front Street between River Street and Davis Street. Both the new and existing roadways will receive a chip seal and new pavement markings.
The new overpass will open to the traveling public on June 13th. The community is invited to come together for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 13th at 10:00 a.m. on the south end of the new RR Bridge along MT 117. Refreshments will be provided on–site.
“It’s been an impactful project, and it’s been a long time coming. We’re happy to have traffic on the new structure before summer sets in,” said Shane Mintz, MDT’s Glendive District Administrator. “The ribbon-cutting is a chance for MDT to celebrate with the community.”
Missoula contractor, SK Construction, began work on the $ 9.5 million project in the fall of 2017 and the overpass will officially open to the traveling public following Thursday’s event.
The new overpass is a vast improvement and provides an alternate route to Hwy 2 and more importantly, a faster route to the to the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. It has been a welcome improvement for many people in the community including fire and emergency services.
Thursday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony will be a time for the Nashua and surrounding communities to convene and celebrate the end of construction.