W.O. 18-10 Poet Streets

March 22, 2018

The Location
The Poet Streets are bounded by Park Lane to the north, Poly Drive to the south, Highwood Drive to the West and Virginia Lane to the east.

Poet Map

Streets included in the project are:

Highland Park Drive
Longfellow Place
Whittier Place
Raymond Place
Woodland Drive
Irving Place
Emerson Place

The Problem
The Poet Streets are severely deteriorated because they do not have curbing and storm drainage which will bound the asphalt edges preventing unraveling and manage the water which can undermine the substrate.  

The Fix
The City has worked with the neighborhood to develop a solution which will fix the current roads, provide the curbing required to prevent premature failure in the future, and keep the character of the neighborhood:

  • Four-inch mill and overlay
  • Construction of new curb and gutter or concrete ribbon along both sides of all streets
  • Installation of new storm drain inlets on Woodland Drive

Project Snapshot
Askin Construction LLC was awarded both the early release package for installation of new storm drain inlets on Woodland Drive as well as the general contract for the construction of curbing and street overlay.

The Woodland Drive storm drain work is expected to start March 26, 2018 and will be completed by mid-April 2018.

The curbing and overlay work is expected to start April 2, 2018 and will be completed by the end of August 2018.

  1. John Zisch

    Staff Engineer II
    Phone: (406) 657-8234

  2. Public Works Engineering Division

    Physical Address
    2224 Montana Ave
    Billings, MT 59101

    Phone: (406) 657-8231
    Fax: (406) 237-6291