Category Archives: Transportation

MDT finishing work on U.S. Highway 87 north of Great Falls

The Montana Department of Transportation and Schellinger Construction will return on June 21, weather permitting, to complete final improvements on the Great Falls North U.S. Highway 87 project, from Dent Bridge Road to Great Bear Avenue. Final construction activities include chip sealing and painting permanent road lines and markings. Drivers should anticipate minor delays and are encouraged to watch for

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ADA sidewalk project to impact traffic near Lincoln Elementary

The City of Great Falls has contracted with MRTE Inc. for an ADA sidewalk project. The construction will require a temporary lane closure of 26th Street South and 27th Street South and temporary road closures of 6th Avenue South, 7th Avenue South, 7th Alley South and 8th Alley South at 27th Street South, adjacent to Lincoln Elementary School. City planning

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Two contracts for southwest side water main project on June 7 city agenda

southwest street reconstruction

The city is considering its southwest side water main replacement project and during the City Commission’s June 7 meeting, they’ll consider awarding a $1 million contract to United Materials to reconstruct streets in the area. Last fall, the city replaced water mains in the area and to do so, also removed several mature trees. This portion of the project will

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MDT issues new load posting for Smith River Bridge

The Montana Department of Transportation recently issued a new load posting for the Smith River Bridge, five miles southeast of Ulm, on Milligan Road, in Cascade County. The posting is part of a multi-year effort to update load ratings and postings on Montana bridges as mandated by the Federal Highway Administration, according to MDT. The new posting on the Smith

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Fox Farm Road repair begins May 31

The Montana Department of Transportation will begin construction May 31 on Fox Farm Road. The project spans more than a mile of Fox Farm Road, from just north of the Alder Drive intersection ending south of the East Fiesta intersection. Fox Farm, interstate interchange construction finished this week [2020] MDT is hosting an open house on the project from 3-6

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County repairing Black Eagle roads

Cascade County is conducting a road improvement project in Black Eagle and has contracted with United Materials for the work. The roads there will get an overlay of asphalt due to poor road conditions beginning May 3. This portion of the project includes of roads north of Smelter Avenue Northeast to Chicago, including: Colorado Avenue, Montana Avenue, Wire Mill Road,

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City planning sidewalk project on 33rd Street South

During their May 3 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a $217,845 contract to MRTE Inc. for a sidewalk project on 33rd Street South. The project includes installing about 1,200 lineal feet of integral concrete curb and gutter; 1,300-square-feet of four-inch concrete sidewalk; 4,200-square-feet of six-inch reinforced concrete; 18 truncated domes; 1,100-square-feet of sod placement; two curb inlets; and installing/removing

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Wayfinding signage installation begins this week

The first of the new wayfinding signs are set for installation on April 26. The city approved the wayfinding plan in the spring of 2021 and a memorandum of understanding with the Downtown Development Partnership for the maintenance of the signs. The DDP awarded the fabrication and installation contract in August. City approves TIF funding for wayfinding implementation The plan

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