Category Archives: Utilities

Pipe more than halfway under river in water main crossing project

As of about 5 p.m. on Oct. 15, pipe had been pulled about halfway under the river for the water main crossing between Meadowlark and Verde parks. Public Works Director Jim Rearden said during the commission meeting that the contractor might work through the night pulling 24-inch pipe and was hoping to have the pipe completely across the river by

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City completes major storm drain improvement project; commission to consider contract change, final payment

City Commissioners will consider a change order and final payment for the 18th Street storm drain improvements phase 2B during their Sept. 17 meeting. Three bids were received for the project in March 2018 with bids ranging from $3.28 million to $3.5 million. Commissioners awarded the contract in March 2018 to Central Excavation, the low bidder. The final project cost

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Road closure for water main river crossing installation

The intersection of 19th Avenue South and Upper River Road will be closed to vehicles beginning Sept. 11 and completing Sept. 25, weather permitting. Two-way traffic on Upper River Road will be maintained but traffic speed will be reduced in the construction area, according to city public works. The closure is related to the installation of water main crossings under

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Construction could impact water pressure on north side of city

The City of Great Falls contracted with United Materials Inc., for a 16-inch water main valve replacement and the construction will be going on Sept. 4-5 in the northern area of the city. The construction will require isolating the existing 16-inch valve and some areas may experience lower water pressure. Those areas include Skyline Addition, Skyline Heights, Skyline Park, Henderson

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Proposed city utility rate increase likely to have public hearing on Oct. 1

The city annually reviews its utility rates to consider adjusting fees. Last year, the city contracted with Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., or AE2S, for a water and sewer utility rate study base on a comprehensive review of the city’s water and sewer budgets, the water master plan, wastewater facilities plan, customer classes, current usage data and future planned

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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 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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