Construction to stop for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

During the Thanksgiving holiday, the Montana Department of Transportation reminds travelers of the construction taking place at the West Laurel Interchange. MDT takes resident and visitor safety seriously and advises extra caution during the holiday. Last week traffic resumed normal operations on the eastbound and westbound lanes of I 90 and the new bridges. This concludes construction of Phase 1 until next year when the new pavement on I 90 will be chip sealed. Phase 2 construction is proceeding on schedule with work continuing on the new 19th Ave West bridge and access ramps. All construction will stop by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and resume on Monday, Dec. 2.

Riverside Contracting began the project in 2017 to replace two bridges over the Montana Link Railroad tracks and Railroad Street to improve access to the west side of Laurel. A new bridge on 19th Ave West will provide access to I 90. This project will reduce the number of crashes at the current overpass. Construction is expected to conclude in July 2020.

Anyone wishing to receive direct updates may text “WestLaurel” to 555888. There is a construction hotline that has answers to frequently asked questions and can record messages at 1-800-956-3394. The project also has a website:


Upcoming Events

Monday, December 9, 2019
• Christmas to Remember meeting, second Monday, 1 p.m., at Reese & Ray’s IGA, call 248-8557 for information
Monday, December 9, 2019
• Council Catholic Women (CCW), second Monday, 6:30 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check for more info. Find them on Facebook . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Monday, December 16, 2019
Corinthian Lodge No. 72, AF&AM, first & third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, Laurel Masonic Temple, 9900 Airport Road (except July-August)


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