Category Archives: Utilities

Road closures in Fox Farm area for completion of water main river crossings

Construction to install water main crossings under the Missouri and Sun rivers will restart April 7. Crews are finishing the portion under the Sun River and construction is expected to last about 45 days. Missouri River water main crossing complete and in service; Sun River crossing nearly complete For this portion of the project, Alder Drive from Fox Farm Road

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Mike Judge named interim city public works director; city seeking permanent replacement

City Manager Greg Doyon named Mike Judge as the Interim Public Works Director while the city completes its search for a permanent replacement. Judge assumed the interim role effective April 1. The former director, Jim Rearden, retired after 33 years of service on March 31. City public works director retiring Prior to this appointment, Judge served as the Utility Systems

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City reminding people not to flush non-toilet paper

The City of Great Falls has issued a reminder for residents not to flush non-toilet paper items in their toilets. “With the availability of toilet paper dwindling, people are forced to use other products that are not meant to be flushed. If you must use paper towels or wipes of any kind—even those marked ‘flushable,’ please DO NOT FLUSH them

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Commission approves contract for fire station sewer repairs

Updated Jan. 2 Commissioners voted unanimously during their Dec. 17 meeting to approve a $149,750 contract to Copper Creek Construction for plumbing upgrades at three of the city’s fire stations. Great Falls Fire Rescue Chief Steve Hester said that work would begin in a few weeks at Station 4 at 1800 Fox Farm Rd. Hester said the work will require

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Missouri River water main crossing complete and in service; Sun River crossing nearly complete

The new 24-inch water main crossing under the Missouri River is complete. Public Works Director Jim Rearden told City Commissioners earlier this month that the crossing had passed all bacteriological and pressure tests and was put into service Nov. 25. The Sun River Crossing is nearly complete and was tied in on the north end and pressure tested. But the

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City public works seeking $1.1 million in TIF funds for storm drain system in industrial district that includes ADF, Malteurop

The city planning board approved a tax increment financing request from the city public works department $1.1 million for public infrastructure projects in the Central Montana Agriculture and Technology Park, which includes Malteurop, ADF, International Steel Fabrication, T&K Performance LLC and Cargill research laboratories. The TIF district was created by City Commissioners in 2005 and expanded in 2007 with the

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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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