The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Work continues on MT HWY 55


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Pictured is the new bridge replacement on MT HWY 55.

There has been a great deal amount of work completed on the Montana Department of Transportation Whitehall South Project.

According to Melissa Shannon of Strategies 360, work is continuing on the project that started in March, and they have made significant progress on the bridge replacement over Pipestone Creek on Montana Highway 55.

Shannon said following completion of the installation of reinforced steel on the bridge, on May 23 concrete was poured for the bridge deck, adding thehe deck will need time to cure and this may take up to 28 days.

She reported additional work on the bridge will include installing a bridge barrier rail, deck grooving, bridge end dig outs and guard rail installation.

"Stock passes have also been completed. We have begun bringing gravel from the south end of the project and that will continue north and paving is expected to begin in June," she said.

The project is scheduled to be substantially completed in October and fully complete in July next year. The cost for the project is $7.4 million.

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