Category Archives: Transportation

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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Draft wayfinding plan available for public comment

The draft of the Great Falls Wayfinding Plan is available for public comment on the Business Improvement District’s website or the Explore Great Falls Wayfinding project Facebook page. The community is encouraged to read and submit comments through Oct. 26. The draft plan includes, maps, sign designs and a project narrative. Ultimately the plan serves as the first step for the

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City planning board OK’s annexation, zoning for 48-unit apartment complex on Skyline Drive

The city planning board unanimously voted to recommend approval of annexation and zoning for a proposed 48-unit apartment complex on a 2.15 acre parcel on the corner of Skyline Drive Northwest and 6th Street Northwest. The developer, Skyline Heights, LLC, is proposing four 12-plex multi-family buildings to be built in phases over multiple years. 48-unit apartment complex proposed for Skyline Drive

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Road closures this week on lower northside for utility, road work

The City of Great Falls has a contract with United Materials of Great Falls, Inc. for the replacement of water mains and street reconstruction on 5th and 6th Avenues North from Park Drive to 7th Street North and on Park Drive from 4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North. Beginning Oct. 14th through Oct. 16, weather permitting, 5th and 6th

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48-unit apartment complex proposed for Skyline Drive

A 48-unit apartment complex is proposed for a 2.15 acre parcel on the corner of Skyline Drive Northwest and 6th Street Northwest. The developer, Skyline Heights, LLC, is proposing four 12-plex multi-family buildings to be built in phases over multiple years. On Oct. 13, the city planning board will consider the developer’s request to annex to parcel and assign R-6

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Fox Farm, interstate interchange construction finished this week

The Montana Department of Transportation is wrapping up the Fox Farm/Ulm project this week. According to an update from MDT, paving has been completed throughout the project and crews have finished painting the new roads. Construction continues in Fox Farm, Marketplace area this week Drivers can expect roads to begin opening to all lanes of traffic as construction winds down,

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City Commission to consider annexation for truck wash; Little Shell event center

During their Oct. 6 meeting, City Commissioners will consider annexation of about 40 acres for a proposed four-lot subdivision, including a truck wash facility, near the new Gore Hill water tower. The annexation got initial approval during the Aug. 25 city planning board meeting when the board also recommended annexation of 2.1 acres along Stuckey Road for the Little Shell Tribe

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Downtown group asks city to convert one-ways to two-way traffic

The Downtown Development Partnership is renewing the effort to convert the downtown one-ways to two-way traffic. Scott Reasoner, a downtown business owner, sent an email in August to the Business Improvement District asking about their appetite to revisit that discussion in an effort to make more space for pedestrians and outdoor dining. Joan Redeen, community manager for the BID, brought

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