Category Archives: Utilities

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 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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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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Storm drain improvement project underway on south side of Great Falls

Construction started earlier this month on the south Great Falls storm drain improvement project. The project contract was awarded in March to United Materials for $774, 805 and will provide an outlet for storm water that collects in an existing depression on private property along the east side of 4th Street South, and to collect surface drainage within the Grandview Tracts

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City staff requesting additional time to review bids for water main river crossing project

City staff have been preparing for two new water main river crossings and were planning to award a contract for the project during Tuesday’s meeting but are asking City Commissioners to delay consideration to the July 16 meeting. The project includes installing water main utilizing both horizontal directional drill and open cut methods of installation. Water main work begins this

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City partnering with company to provide optional service plan coverage

UPDATED: July 19, 2019 The City of Great Falls has entered into an agreement with Service Line Warranties of America to provide optional service plan coverage to residential customers. The service plans offered to City of Great Falls homeowners through SLWA are affordable solutions to assist with the cost of home repair emergencies, including sewer line blockages, breaks/water service line

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Portion of Skyline Drive will be closed for utility work

Skyline Drive Northwest between 3rd Street Northwest and 6th Street Northwest will be closed for about three weeks beginning June 24 for utility work. Central Plumbing and Heating is extending a sewer main from the intersection of Skyline Drive Northwest and 3rd Street Northwest to a point about 350 feet west of the intersection. During the project, the road will

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Water main work begins this week; first phase of river crossing project

Water main work will impact traffic on Upper River Road at the intersection with Blanchard Road beginning May 28. The project is slated to be completed by June 21, weather permitting. On May 21, the City Commission awarded a $98,720 contract to Capcon LLC for the replacement of about 60 lineal feet of 30-inch water main across Upper River Road and

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Commission to consider $2.26 million agreement for water plant upgrades

On Tuesday, the City Commission will consider a $2.268 million professional services agreement with Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. for filtration improvements at the water treatment plant. The project will replace the filter media and associated under drains of all 16 water treatment plant filter bays. Filter cleaning implements and filter waste water solutions will also be addressed, according to

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Black Eagle Water and Sewer District applying for state CDBG funds for improvements

Black Eagle is inching closer to upgrading its water and sewer system. On Tuesday, Cascade County Commissioners approved a grant application from the Black Eagle Cascade County Water and Sewer District to be submitted to the Montana Department of Commerce for state Community Development Block Grant funding. The Black Eagle water and sewer district is requesting $40,000 with a $10,000

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