Category Archives: Transportation

Road closures in Fox Farm area for completion of water main river crossings

Construction to install water main crossings under the Missouri and Sun rivers will restart April 7. Crews are finishing the portion under the Sun River and construction is expected to last about 45 days. Missouri River water main crossing complete and in service; Sun River crossing nearly complete For this portion of the project, Alder Drive from Fox Farm Road

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Mike Judge named interim city public works director; city seeking permanent replacement

City Manager Greg Doyon named Mike Judge as the Interim Public Works Director while the city completes its search for a permanent replacement. Judge assumed the interim role effective April 1. The former director, Jim Rearden, retired after 33 years of service on March 31. City public works director retiring Prior to this appointment, Judge served as the Utility Systems

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Paratransit services suspended, community agencies filling gaps

Great Falls Transit had to temporarily suspend paratransit services this week. Initially, the bus service was continuing paratransit to medical appointments, but when they made that switch, the ridership decreased to a handful of rides a day, according to Jim Helgeson, GFT general manager. “After illness in a driver’s family, we decided to suspend services and observe the emergency lock

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Airport board approves sale of FedEx building to FedEx; planning new 30-year lease of land

The Great Falls International Airport Authority Board voted during their March 31 meeting to sell the FedEx building to FedEx. The building and ramp were constructed in 1999 using tax-exempt financing so the airport authority owned the infrastructure while the rent paid by FedEx covered the debt service on the facility. John Faulkner, airport director, told The Electric that the

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March 26 COVID-19 updates: First Montanan dies of COVID-19; Cascade County has another confirmed case; Bullock issues shelter in place; county health officer closes tattoo parlors, salons, spas; Bus service suspended through April 11; Montana now has 90 cases

Tonight, Gov. Steve Bullock announced the first death in Montana of a COVID-19 patient. “I’m heartbroken to learn of Montana’s first death due to COVID-19. Especially during these times, Montana truly is one big small town-this news hits us hard, but we’re in this together,” Bullock said in a release. “My family and I send our love and support to

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Utility work to close section of 9th Street South

Utility work requires closure of 9th Street South between 4th and 5th Avenue South beginning March 30 and continuing through April 3, 2020. Traffic will be detoured around the closure. Access to local businesses and residences will be maintained. For more information call Central Excavation at 406-727-0000 or Matt Proud at the City Engineers Office at 406-771-1258.

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County awards contract for road overlay project in Sun Prairie Village

County Commissioners approved a contract with United Materials for $504,580 during their March 24 meeting. The contract is for the overlay of roads in Sun Prairie Village, included but not limited to Cleveland Drive, Eisenhower Avenue, Buchanan Street, First Street East, First Street West, Quincy Court, and Adams Boulevard. The project includes a 0.20-inch thick plant mix overlay of about

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Commission to consider $733K contract for next phase of Encino Drive repairs

During their Feb. 18 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a $733,375 contract to MRTE, Inc., for the Encino Drive/Grande Vista 2 Street Repairs Phase 2 project. The project extends along Encino Drive from Park Garden Road to a point about 150-feet south of the intersection of Madera Drive. The project consists of reconstructing approximately 850 feet of road way, installing

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Great Falls receives $15,000 grant for wayfinding plan

The Great Falls Business Improvement District on behalf of the Downtown Development Partnership has received a $15,000 grant from the Department of Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program for development of a wayfinding plan. The BID is an accredited member of the Montana Main Street program and is a nationally recognized Main Street America member. The BID and DDP with the City

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