KXLH: Senator Tester checks in on Custer Interchange stimulus project

US Senator Jon Tester rolled through Helena on Tuesday to check on the status of the Custer Interchange Project.

He met with City Commissioners, Director of the Montana Department of Transportation, Airport officials, and the Helena Chamber of Commerce. He wanted to make sure the project was going smoothly.

The Custer Interchange project is funded through stimulus dollars and is one phase of a much larger traffic project in the Helena area.

D.O.T. is waiting for the utility work to wrap up before it starts taking bids on the project.

“We can Custer open through construction in the business sector, but there is a portion of this project from Sanders Street to Washington that would actually facilitate the movement of traffic in that area if we had a temporary closure of 90 days,” D.O.T. Director Jim Lynch said.

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