Whitefish MT: Stretch of Highway Gets ‘Facelift’ and It’s About Time! (Pothole Haven)


Well, it’s about time. Whenever any ‘highway work’ takes place in Whitefish the locals rejoice. For years Whitefish has been the brunt of ‘pothole’ jokes. We old-time ‘locals’ can’t remember the last time Spokane Avenue was repaved. (The side streets sprouting off of Spokane Avenue were always really bad and full of the notorious ‘divets’). The crazy thing is there are billions upon billions of dollars in Whitefish and while the billionaires might want to appear honorable at local ceremonies praising them for their numerous ‘giving to charity endeavors the roads they drive on are enough to set your ‘false teeth a flyin.’ (But there aren’t rewards and accolades for filling potholes). The glorious day is coming and the area stretching on Highway 93 from Safeway to The Firebrand are getting a much-needed ‘facelift.’ Oh, the joy.

WHITEFISH, Mont. — “The Montana Department of Transportation will begin a resurfacing project on Highway 93, commonly known as Spokane Avenue, in Whitefish.

The project area runs from Safeway to The Firebrand Hotel.

Crews will be doing concrete curb work, milling old asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt.

Work starts May 30 and is expected to take three weeks.

MDT released the following information:

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), along with construction partner LHC, Inc., will be resurfacing US Highway 93 (US 93), commonly known as Spokane Avenue, from Safeway to The Firebrand Hotel. The work is scheduled to begin May 30th, pending completion of the City of Whitefish utility installation and weather permitting.

The project will include concrete curb work, milling old asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt. The work is anticipated to last approximately three weeks.

The concrete curb work is expected to take approximately one week and will be completed during the day and will have minor impacts to traffic while shifting lanes to accommodate the shoulder work.”

You can read the full story here. by NBC Montana Staff

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