Category Archives: Transportation

Fox Farm Road repairs delayed

Updated 4:15 p.m. Nov. 17 Cascade County has hired United Materials to make repairs to Fox Farm Road at about mile 2.24. County Commissioners unanimously approved the $32,000 contract last week after the county public works department found damages to Fox Farm Road, near Comanche Trail Road, that were caused by a local contractor attempting to bore underneath the road, according

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Tire shop planned for former Loading Zone property

Discount Tire Company is planning a location at the former Loading Zone/Playground/Buffalo Saloon location. The company has filed a request to vacate the right of way for a portion of 10th Alley South between 24th and 25th Streets South for the project. City Commissioners will consider the request during their Nov. 15 meeting and be asked to set a public

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MDT seeking public comment on sidewalk proposal in Cascade

The Montana Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a proposal to construct new sidewalks and repair existing sidewalks in Cascade. The project is along the north side of 3rd Avenue Northwest, between 4th Street Northwest and Front Street; along the north and south side of Central Avenue between 2nd Street Northwest and 1st Street North; and the west

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County approves bridge repair contract

County Commissioners approved a $54,500 contract to Sletten Construction during their Nov. 9 meeting for repairs to the Truly Bridge. The bridge was recently closed for failing a Montana Department of Transportation inspection, according to county public works. Public works hired TD&H for professional services to identify the needed fixes and jointly determined Sletten could perform the repairs, according to

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County approves contract for Fox Farm Road repair

County Commissioners unanimously approved a $32,000 contract to United Materials for a repair to Fox Farm Road. The county public works department found damages to Fox Farm Road, near Comanche Trail Road, that were caused by a local contractor attempting to bore underneath the road, according to Les Payne, public works director. Since it’s a highly traveled road, public works

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County denies RSID request for road maintenance

County Commissioners unanimously voted to deny a request for a rural special improvement district for the maintenance of a proposed access road off Vaughn Road at the I-15 interchange. Michael Maeder asked for the RSID for the maintenance of Independence Way, a proposed access road, in his proposed development and for the maintenance of culverts, drainage ditches, detention pond, weed

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Great Falls airport privatizing security screening

The Great Falls Airport Authority has opted to privatize security screening, phasing out the U.S. Transportation Security Administration for a private contractor. The board voted to make the move earlier this year and TSA approved the privatization in February. The contractor, Defense Consulting Services, takes over Nov. 1. John Faulkner, airport director, said that the contractor had hired some of

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Planning board recommends approval of 432-unit apartment complex

The city planning board unanimously voted to recommend annexation and zoning for a 432-unit apartment complex at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 38th Street North. The planning board reviewed the request from Silver Stone Enterprises during their Oct. 25 meeting and voted to recommend that the City Commission approve the request. The commission is schedule to consider the

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Airport approves new car rental service

The Great Falls Airport Authority board voted during their Oct. 25 meeting to approve an agreement with Turo, a peer-to-peer car sharing company. The board action authorizes airport staff to negotiate the final agreement with Turo. Since 2020, car rental concessionaires at the airport have struggled to find enough cars to serve the market and the cost of rentals have

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