BOZEMAN – NorthWestern Energy is continuing its work upgrading the natural gas distribution system in parts of downtown Bozeman. This work is part of an extensive $360 million program aimed at boosting the reliability and safety of the company’s electric and natural gas service across Montana.

Replacing and relocating equipment in a number of communities’ downtown areas will be a significant focus of the program.

NorthWestern Energy began working in downtown Bozeman on Monday, May 20, starting with the 100 block of West Babcock between South Grand and South Willson avenues.

Existing pipe configuration requires one lane of West Babcock, between Grand and Willson, to be closed May 21 – 27. Both lanes will be completely closed May 28 through June 26 with traffic rerouted via Olive and Main streets.