Construction Underway in Highland Park

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Construction is underway on one of two major projects set for this spring and summer in the Highland Park area of Havre.

Public Works Director Dave Peterson says the project that began on Monday is the replacement of the water line on Boulevard Avenue from 11th Street West to Kober Drive. This is the finishing up of a project in 2013 that ran out of money.

“We’ve finally got enough money in this project now to finish phase two. We’re going to go in and replace the water lines here first. Patrick construction is the contractor that will be doing the work on the water line.”

60 days have been allotted for the project, but Peterson expects it to only take between 40 and 45 days. During construction, residents in the area should expect street closures and potentially a brief period of a few hours without water during work on the lines.

“Hopefully nobody on this project should be without water for any significant amount of time. As far as the road closures go, they will do the road closures probably one block at a time. So originally, as this starts, the road will be completely blocked off from 11th Street West to 10th Street West on Boulevard Avenue, but everyone will have alley access to their properties and everything there.”

The other project scheduled for Highland Park is expected to begin in late April or early May and will consist of road work on Boulevard Avenue from 11th Street West to 8th Avenue West and down the S-curve to 2nd Street West.

“That project consists of some milling and overlay, some reconstruction of 8th Avenue West to 2nd Street. That’s basically it for that portion of that project…That one will probably go most of summer.”

Century Companies in Lewistown will be working on that project.

Several other projects are also set for later this spring and summer, but Peterson expects impacts on residents to be minimal. These projects include work on the storm drain on 7th and 8th Avenue by 12th Street, replacing a bent column in the west water tank, maintenance on the elevated water tank at Optimist Park, and other miscellaneous road work such as patching, repairs, crack sealing and maintenance.

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