Category Archives: Transportation

City street sweeping for April 22-26

The city street sweeping schedule for the week of April 22-26 is below. Residents are asked to remove their vehicles from the area from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the scheduled day. The schedule may change or be canceled due to weather conditions. April 22: Avenues from 1st Avenue South through 9th Avenue South from 10th Street South to 20th Street South. April 23: Streets from

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Great Falls airport director: proposed tax increase to jet fuel could increase airfare, lower fuel purchases in Montana

A measure that would increase the tax on jet fuel for airlines eliminating the rebate for some of that tax is scheduled for a vote at the Montana Senate on Tuesday. House Bill 661 would increase the tax airlines pay to 5 cents per gallon of jet fuel. The revenues would be funneled to infrastructure needs at smaller airports around

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MDT seeking comment on proposal to reconstruct portion of U.S. Highway 87

The Montana Department of Transportation is seeking pubic comment on a proposal to reconstruct about nine miles of U.S. Highway 87 between Great Falls and Carter in Cascade and Choteau counties. The project begins at reference post 11 and extends north for nine miles, ending where the highway widens to 33 feet at reference post 20. Gore Hill interchange eyed

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County requesting funds for Sun Prairie road work

The county public works department is requesting the distribution of Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Act funds. The county has requested their portion from the Montana Department of Transportation totaling $157,791.17 and a 5 percent county match is required. That match is $7,889.56 and has been budgeted in the county’s Road Services Raw Materials fund, according to public works.

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Project to reroute River’s Edge Trail reaches fundraising milestone

Efforts to reroute the River’s Edge Trail along the Missouri River from Broadwater Bay to the 1st Avenue North Bridge area. 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 two

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County roads are drifting shut; Commission issues travel advisory for rural areas

The Cascade County Commissioners have issued a travel advisory for the rural portions of the county effective immediately. High wind conditions are creating difficult conditions for county plowing efforts with roads drifting back in shortly after being plowed open, according to a county release. “Given these conditions we advise citizens to limit their travel as much as possible outside of

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United extending summer direct flights to Chicago

United Airlines is extending their direct summer Chicago flights until Sept. 2, 2019. The extension adds nearly a month to the flight schedule, creating a 20 percent increase in 2019 capacity between Great Falls and Chicago, according to a release from Great Falls International Airport, the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Great Fall Montana Tourism. Tickets are available

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