Category Archives: Transportation

City’s official 2019 ornament features Milwaukee Depot and is now available

The official 2019 Great Falls City Christmas ornament is the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Passenger Depot, commonly called the Milwaukee Depot. The ornament was designed by local artist Sheree Nelson and will be available at the Christmas Stroll on Dec. 6 at the corner of Central and 6th Street, near the trolley. The ornaments are $15 and are also

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10th Street Bridge project on Tuesday’s city commission agenda

City Commissioners will consider awarding a $355,895 contract to Dave Kuglin Construction Inc. for continued work on the 10th Street Bridge. The contact is on the Dec. 3 agenda. The project is being funded by Preservation Cascade and no city funds are being used for the work. No bids received for 10th Street bridge project This phase of the project

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Two major aviation events coming to Great Falls in 2020

Great Falls will host two major aviation gatherings in 2020. Airport Director John Faulkner told the airport board during their Nov. 26 meeting that Great Falls had beat out Billings to host next year’s gathering of airline carriers in September. Faulkner said all of the North American carriers had been invited and earlier this fall, nine had attended the conference

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Commissioners approved agreements to start River’s Edge Trail reroute near Broadwater Bay

Commissioners voted 3-0 during their Nov. 19 meeting to approve agreements with the Montana Department of Transportation and the River’s Edge Trail Foundation to initiate the project that will eliminate the “the circuitous route through the police station parking lot, a currently dangerous location due to the potential for conflicts between vehicles and bicyclists/pedestrians.” It’s a step in rerouting the River’s Edge Trail along

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River’s Edge Trail reroute project on Nov. 19 commission agenda

The plan to reroute the River’s Edge Trail along the Missouri River from Broadwater Bay to the 1st Avenue North Bridge area is progressing. The River’s Edge Trail Foundation, City of Great Falls and other groups have struggled for nearly 30 years to find a way to reroute the convoluted jog the trail makes behind the police department, water park and crosses

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Upcoming road closures in Great Falls

Beginning Nov. 7, 2nd Alley South between 2nd Street South and Park Drive South will be closed for about two weeks for utility work associated with a Charter Communications project. Detours will be on 1st Avenue South Avenue South between Park Drive South and 1st Street South. Local access to businesses and government buildings including the Great Falls Police Department

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MDT seeking public comment on proposed paving project on Fox Farm Road

The Montana Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a proposal to resurface about 1.2 miles of roadway on Fox Farm Road. The project begins at reference post 0.1 which is located just north of Alder Drive and extends 1.2 miles south ending just south of E. Fiesta at reference post 1.3. Proposed work includes cold milling, applying a

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Ceremony Thursday celebrating new Gibson Park entrance

The entrance to Gibson Park had long been identified as a safety concern for park users since it was a skewed intersection with an extremely wide entrance to the park and has a high number of pedestrian crossings. This summer, the Montana Department of Transportation, in partnership with the City of Great Falls, completed a $577,000 project to make the

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