Cedar Street Reconstruction
Award Winner: Montana Contractors’ Association 2010 Excellence Award for Best Reconstruction of Urban/City Project
Widening Cedar Street, a main entry into Helena, from two to four lanes was a major initial step in the Montana Department of Transportation’s Custer Interchange project. Cedar Street’s proximity to Custer Avenue and its access to Interstate 15 allow it to serve as an alternative route while the current Custer Avenue overpass is demolished and the new interchange is built.
In addition to our normal design functions, Morrison-Maierle was asked to prepare a comprehensive work zone safety and mobility program for the reconstruction of Cedar Street. Working closely with the Montana Department of Transportation, Morrison-Maierle tailored a construction sequencing plan and traffic management guidance document with the express goal of balancing continuous, uninterrupted access to local businesses while expediting construction to minimize all impacts.
The $3 million project was completed by Helena Sand and Gravel in just 77 calendar days, well ahead of schedule. Morrison-Maierle’s contribution of a quality design and comprehensive construction sequencing program clearly played a major part in the rapid completion of this highly successful project.