Water Projects

Missoula Water has implemented a water main replacement program to reduce leakage and replace aging water mains. The projects shown here are critical to achieving that goal. In addition to water main projects, the City completes other water system infrastructure projects that keep the system working at an efficient and optimal level of service for our customers.

Mount Avenue—Water Main Replacement

Description:  Replacing 915 feet of 6-inch steel invasion pipe from 1947 and cast iron pipe from 1955 on Mount Avenue from Bow Street to just east of Brooks Street. The work through the Brooks Street intersection will take place at night due to the volume of traffic through the intersection. Watch for posted detours.

Following the water main project, Street Maintenance crews will complete asphalt repair work from Brooks Street west to around E. Harlem Street.

Project Dates:  Scheduled to begin August 30, 2021, with completion anticipated to be by October 15. These dates are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Project Map

Project Contact:  Andy Schultz, City Engineer for Utilities, at SchultzA@ci.missoula.mt.us or call 406-552-6758

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14th Street—Water Main Replacement

PROJECT UPDATE—October 25, 2021:  The contractor working on the City’s Public Works & Mobility Department water main project will be closing both lanes of traffic on 14th Street between S. Russell Street and S. Catlin Street on October 27 and 28. The westbound lane at this location is currently closed, but the eastbound lane also will be closed for these two days so that the contractor can complete a water main replacement project. Traffic will we detoured around the construction area using North Avenue and Johnson Street (See detour map below). Detour signs will be in place, but we suggest that drivers plan an alternate route on these days, if possible.

Description:  Replacing 6-inch steel pipe, originally installed in 1941, under the railroad tracks near the intersection with Ronan Street. This section of pipe leaks and was previously shut off. Completion of this project will allow us to increase the east/west water system connectivity in the area. 

If closure or detouring of the Bitterroot Branch Trail are necessary, signs will be posted along the trail ahead of the closure or detour.

Project Dates:  Begins September 20, 2021, with completion expected by mid-October. These dates are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Detour Map - October 27 & 28

Project Map

Detour Map

Project Contact:  Andy Schultz, City Engineer for Utilities, at SchultzA@ci.missoula.mt.us or call 406-552-6758

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3rd Street and Myrtle Street—Water Main Replacement—Completed

Description:   Replacing old Kalmein water main pipe on 3rd Street between Orange Street and Myrtle Street. Replacing fire hydrant.

Project Dates:  Scheduled to begin May 17, 2021, with completion anticipated to be to June 2. These dates are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

City Street Maintenance and Operations crews will then replace the asphalt and apply new striping, crosswalks, and other safety measures.

Project Map

Project Contact:  Andy Schultz, City Engineer for Utilities, at SchultzA@ci.missoula.mt.us or call 406-552-6758