Stuckey Road improvements planned, commission to consider agreement on Tuesday

Improvements are planned for the portion of Stuckey Road that’s within the city limits.

On Tuesday, City Commissioners will consider an agreement with the Montana Department of Transportation, which will design, manage and oversee construction of the improvements.

The project will reconstruct and pave a section of road that is about three-tenths of a mile. The road is currently gravel and serves businesses and residences. The project will extend a short distance past the city limits and into the county, according to the staff report.

The project was nominated by city staff through the Great Falls Technical Advisory Committee for consideration for funding through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program. The city’s match is 13.42 percent of the total project costs for the work within the city, an estimated $96,761. The city’s match will be paid through the Street Fund.

The county will provide matching funds for their portion of the project, which qualifies for the CMAQ funding because it will improve air quality by eliminating dust caused by traffic on the gravel road.

MDT anticipates the construction to be done in 2021.