Category Archives: Transportation

City Commissioners approved land swap; wayfinding plan; Civic Center repair contract

City Commissioners unanimously approved a land swap and two subdivision actions during their April 6 meeting for the Independence Bank project at the corner of River Drive and 10th Street North. The land swap will allow the future connection of the River’s Edge Trail to the 10h Street Bridge. True Brew to go inside new Independence Bank on the river;

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County approves contract for jail roof project; road improvements; lease with Alluvion Health

Cascade County Commissioners approved a $157,560 contract to for architectural services related to a roof replacement project during their March 23 meeting. The county began requesting proposals for the work in January and received responses from Nelson Architects and TD&H Engineering in Great Falls, as well as Dowling Architects of Helena. County staff recommended the proposal from TD&H for services

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Construction resumes March 22 on Highway 87 north of Great Falls

Construction is scheduled to resume March 22 on U.S. Highway 87 north of Great Falls. Preliminary construction was done in the winter and the Montana Department of Transportation said that Schellinger Construction crews will return, weather permitting, to resume roadwork between Dent Bridge Road and Great Bear Avenue. “We know the start of the construction season can often be frustrating

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Water main project will affect Fox Farm area traffic

Construction to replace water mains in the Fox Farm area is scheduled to begin April 5. City Commissioners approved a $470,850 contract with United Materials to replace about 480 feet of 20-inch water main and 885 feet of 8-inch water main under Fox Farm Road, 16th Street Southwest and 13th Street Southwest. The water mains have been failing with increasing

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City seeking comment on transportation plan

An update to the Transportation Improvement Program is being considered by the Great Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization. The TIP is a five-year capital improvements program of transportation projects proposed for implementation on major roadways in the Great Falls Area during federal fiscal years 2021-2025, according to the city. North Great Falls transportation study underway The TIP primarily includes improvements to

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MDT work on HWY 87 north of Great Falls done until spring

The Montana Department of Transportation has completed the embankment, or foundation soil, placement portion of the U.S. Highway 87 project between Dent Bridge Road to just north of Great Bear Avenue. This fall, Schellinger Construction crews have placed embankment along both sides of the roadway in preparation for full spring construction, according to a release from MDT. “We are grateful

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Wayfinding plan now complete and available for review

The Great Falls Wayfinding Plan is now complete and is available online for community members to view. The final plan includes, maps, sign designs and a complete project narrative and is the first step for the community to implement a comprehensive wayfinding program in Great Falls, according to a release from the Business Improvement District. The plan can be viewed at www.greatfallsbid.com.

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2nd Avenue North to close by library for storm drain repair

As part of the library flood mitigation project, 2nd Avenue North will be closed beginning Nov. 9 and traffic will be routed around the Great Falls Public Library. The project includes replacing the library’s storm drain connection to the city water main. Beginning Nov. 9, both lanes of 2nd Avenue North in front of the library will be closed and

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