Category Archives: Transportation

Road construction continuing north of Great Falls

Paving is continuing on Highway 87 north of Great Falls. The Montana Department of Transportation and Schellinger Construction will finish paving the final northern section this week, from Powerline Road to Dent Bridge Road, according to MDT. Once paving is complete, crews will place interim pavement markings and stripes on the roadway, which will remain until chip sealing begins early

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Water main replacement impacts traffic on southwest side

The City of Great Falls has contracted with Central Plumbing and Heating Excavation to replace an 8-inch water main in 5th Street Southwest from 4th Avenue South to 1st Avenue Southwest. Beginning Oct. 18, traffic will not be able to access 4th Avenue Southwest from 6th Street Southwest. Barricades and detour signs will be placed in the area. The city

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Portion of 29th Street South closed next week

A portion of 29th Street South will be closed Oct. 18-22 for construction at the Great Falls Clinic. The closure is between 16th and 18th Avenues South. There will be an additional temporary closure for asphalt patching afterward. United Materials is the contractor and will provide barricades and detour signs for traffic rerouting. For more information about the closure, call

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MDT conducting disparity study

The Montana Department of Transportation hired BBC Research and Consulting to conduct a disparity study to assess whether businesses face barriers when contracting with MDT and Montana’s airports and if additional barriers exist for small, minority-owned or women-owned business. MDT is seeking public comment from businesses about their experiences and/or interest in contracting the MDT and airports in the state.

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Minneapolis flight cut from Great Falls airport, officials looking at options to increase traffic

Delta Air Lines has discontinued its flight from Great Falls to Minneapolis. Normally at this time of year, Delta would have that as a daily flight and the cut means about 75 less people traveling through the Great Falls International Airport daily, according to John Faulkner, airport director. Faulkner said the cut was due to the regional pilot shortage and

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Public meeting on draft results of North Great Falls transportation study is Sept. 27

The North Great Falls Sub-Area Transportation Study is a transportation planning project intended to develop a long-term plan for safe and efficient, multi-modal transportation solutions in the growing region north of Smelter Avenue NE and west of U,S. Highway 87. North Great Falls transportation study underway A public meeting to present the draft results of the study is set for 6:30

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Portion of River’s Edge Trail closed for repairs

A portion of the River’s Edge Trail will be temporarily closed for repairs through Oct. 28, weather permitting. The project will replace the existing asphalt trail with a concrete surface from Central Avenue West northbound to the crosswalk near the skate park on the River’s Edge Trail. There may be periodic lane closures on River Drive North in relation to

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10th Street Bridge renamed for Arlyne Reichert

The 10th Street Bridge, which is owned by the City of Great Falls, has been renamed “Arlyne Reichert Community Heritage Bridge.” Commissioners voted during their Sept. 7 meeting to rename the bridge, which is no longer used for vehicle traffic, but is planned for reopening as a pedestrian and bike crossing to connect the River’s Edge Trail. True Brew to

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City Commission delays vote on proposed RV, large vehicle parking ordinance change

City  Commissioners voted unanimously to postpone a decision on the proposed RV/large vehicle parking ordinance until their second meeting in October. After hearing more than an hour of public comment on the proposal during their Sept. 7 meeting, Commissioner Rick Tryon moved to delay the vote. He said he wanted to postpone the vote since the Sept. 7 meeting was

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