Category Archives: Transportation

GFPD, GFPS respond to incident on school bus

The Great Falls Police Department said on Dec. 21 that it was notified around 3:10 p.m. of a student onboard a school bus who had shown other students a gun. The call to police came from a family member of a student who was on the bus, according to GFPD. GFPS addressing threats; investigating former employees The East Middle School

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United Airlines adding flights, capacity at Great Falls airport

United Airlines released their first quarter schedule over the last week and “it shows a sizable increase in flights and introduction of larger aircraft with first class,” at the Great Falls International Airport, according to airport director, John Faulkner. Faulkner said the airline will fly with 9 percent more capacity at the Great Falls airport beginning in January and those

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Road closure for 52nd Street North

The Phillips 66 Company has a contract with AECOM for abandoning four groundwater monitoring wells. Temporary street lane closures will occur on 52nd Street North between River Drive North and 18th Avenue North. The construction activity will require temporary closure of the southbound lane on 52nd St N. The contractor will be working in this area between Dec. 6-10. During

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City approves contract for tree removal to start water main, street reconstruction project

southwest street reconstruction

City Commissioners awarded a $68,743 contract to Doctor Lawn Landscape Services, Inc. to remove 12 boulevard trees in preparation of a street reconstruction project scheduled for the spring of 2022 on the southwest side. The tree removal is in preparation for a city project to replace seven blocks of water main this fall and reconstruct four blocks of the roadway in the

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Construction on U.S. 87 north of Great Falls complete

The Montana Department of Transportation has completed roughly seven miles of improvements on U.S. Highway 87, north of Great Falls between Dent Bridge Road and Great Bear Avenue. Schellinger Construction, the prime contractor for the project, widened the existing roadway and installed intermittent passing and turn lanes. Crews will return in the summer of 2022 to chip seal the project

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City approves TIF funding for wayfinding implementation

City Commissioners unanimously approved $128,950 in tax increment financing funds from the downtown district and $6,820 from the West Bank TIF for the wayfinding implementation. The full cost to implement the wayfinding plan that was formally adopted by commissioners in April is $220,000 and is being coordinated by the Downtown Business Improvement District, with contributions from a variety of agencies.

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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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