South Russell Street in Missoula is closed for re-working this week. The closure is scheduled for four days. Crews are going to grind the surface down and prep it for paving. A new asphalt pavement will be laid down to smooth the road out. It has become rutted and cracked from heavy traffic.

Russell St. is closed from 4th St. to Ronan St.  Detours are clearly marked. The map shows south bound traffic (noted in pink) turning right onto 3rd, left onto Johnson and left again on 14th to rejoin  S.Russel l. Northbound traffic (noted in blue) turns right onto Longstaff St. ,left on Knowles St., right on Ronan St. and then left again onto 3rd St.

Once the whole job is done they’ll put down stripes and crosswalks.