Contact Us

Century-Old Water Pipes in Missoula to be Replaced, Expect Traffic on Broadway Street

Photo courtesy of charltonlidu/Flickr

Two pipes that have funneled water under Broadway street for over a century are about to be replaced sometime in mid June.

“We are putting in a new 24” water main in Madison street from Front to Spruce,” said Mountain Water Company Civil Engineer Shanna Adams. “The transmission main will replace two aging 16” water mains. The specific work at Broadway will just be crossing Broadway, along Madison Street.”

The aging pipes in need of replacement have had leaks in the recent past. The leaks, in combination with the fact that they would be difficult to repair in an emergency situation are part of the reason why they are being replaced now.

For about one week, Broadway Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction, while the work is being done. Madison street will also see partial closures.

According to Adams the old pipe was made of galvanized steel with lead couplings. The replacement pipe will be made of iron.

Civil Engineer Shanna Adams

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Best of KYSS FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KYSS Corral quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KYSS Corral contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.