Category Archives: Transportation

Traffic pattern will change at Exit 0 for second half of construction

The Montana Department of Transportation has reached the halfway point of construction on the Exit 0 Bridge at Marketplace. Improvements to the inside lanes for eastbound and westbound travel over the bridge deck have been completed, according to MDT. Bridge repair project starts this summer near Marketplace Crews will now begin work on the outside lanes for eastbound and westbound travel. Drivers should

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Fox Farm Road closing next week for water main river crossing project

Beginning Aug. 12, a portion of Fox Farm Road will be closed as the city’s water main river crossing installation gets underway. The first closure will be Fox Farm Road adjacent to Meadowlark Park and will run Aug. 12-28. The city has contracted with HDD Company to install water main crossings under the upper Missouri River and the Sun River.

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City Commission sets assessments for streets, boulevard, Portage Meadows, park district

City Commissioners approved several assessments during their Aug. 6 meeting. One member of the public, John Hubbard, spoke in opposition to all increases. A handful of other members of the public attended, but primarily for other agenda items. City approves budget, intent to raise property taxes Commissioners unanimously approved the following assessments, some of which did not increase this year:

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City planning to use gas tax funds for water main, street repair

The City Commission will consider during their Aug. 6 meeting whether to authorize city staff to request distribution of the city’s share of the Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Account, or BaRSAA. This year, the city is requesting it’s $764,381.03 allocation with a city match of $38.219.05 from the street department’s maintenance funds. County to consider contract for Dracut

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Portion of Skyline Drive Northwest to close for reconstruction project

A street reconstruction project in underway on Skyline Drive Northwest from 6th Street Northwest to a point 200-feet east of the intersection with 3rd Street Northwest. The construction will close Skyline Drive Northwest between 6th Street Northwest and Division Road. Local access will be maintained. The contractor, United Materials, will be working in the area from Aug. 5-Oct. 31 and

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Gibson Park pedestrian crossing, Cascade sidewalk improvements coming in August

Two construction projects from the Montana Department of Transportation are coming up in Cascade County. MDT will be constructing an Americans with Disabilities Act compliant roadway crossing of Park Drive to Gibson Park. Construction is expected to begin Aug. 12 and run through Sept. 30. During construction, the main park entrance may be closed at times. When it’s closed, vehicles

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36th Street South will be closed at 9th Avenue for gutter installation

The city has contracted with United Materials to construct a valley gutter across 36th Street South at the intersection with 9th Avenue South. It’s the first phase of a two-part project to install a valley gutter and handicap ramps on the south side of 9th Avenue South, according to the Great Falls Public Works department. The construction activity will require the

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MDT seeking comment on proposed I-15 pavement improvement in project in Great Falls

The Montana Department of Transportation is notifying the public and seeking comments on a proposal to improve about 11.5 miles of Interstate 15 in and around Great Falls. The project begins north of the Ulm Interchange at reference post 270.8 and extends northeast for 11.5 miles ending south of the Northwest Bypass at reference post 282.2. Proposed work includes a

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Love’s Travel Stop annexation on city planning board agenda Tuesday

The Love’s Travel Stop and Country Stores project is progressing and the company has requested annexation into the city and zoning for the property just off the I-15 interchange at Gore Hill. The two parcels that will be annexed will be part of a development that will include two additional parcels already within the city limits that are owned by

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Updates considered to transportation plan to move two projects to recommended list

The Long Range Transportation Plan for the Great Falls area was updated last year, but is getting another minor update. The current proposed update is an amendment to shift a project priority. Public comment period open on regional transportation plan; several area road projects coming up The Technical Advisory Committee ,which is the technical body charged with analyzing transportation needs

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