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Great Falls - Bicycle And Pedestrian Access Project Proposed



July 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

Lori Ryan, Public
Information Officer, (406) 444-6821, lryan@mt.gov

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Construction Project to Enhance Bicycle
and Pedestrian Access Across Park Drive into Gibson Park

GREAT FALLS
 The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify
the public and seek comments on a proposal to construct Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant roadway crossing of Park Drive.

The project begins at the north side of the intersection of Park
Drive and 4th Avenue North at reference post 0.42 and extends
southwest along Park Drive for 0.03 miles, ending at the south side
of the intersection of Park Drive and 2nd Street North at reference
post 0.45.

Proposed work includes addition of an ADA crossing of
Park Drive between 4th Avenue North and 2nd Street North, ADA
crossings of 4th Avenue North and 2nd Street North along the east
side of Park Drive, reconfiguration and narrowing of the vehicle
entrance to Gibson Park from Park Drive, and a multi-use path
connection within Gibson Park. 

The purpose of the project is to
provide a safe pedestrian and bicycle crossing into Gibson Park and
extend the trail connection within Gibson Park from the parking area
northwest to existing path.

The project is tentatively scheduled for
construction in spring 2019, depending on completion of all project
development activities and availability of funding. New right-of-way
and utility relocations are not anticipated.

For more information,
please contact Great Falls District Preconstruction Engineer at (406)
454-5880 or Project Design Engineer Terry Voeller at (406) 444 9457.
Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana
Department of Transportation Great Falls office at P.O. Box 1359,
Great Falls, MT 59403-1359, or online at:
 
www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please note that your comments
are for project UPN 9148000. Alternative accessible formats of this
information will be provided upon request by contacting the Office of
Civil Rights, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; (406) 444-9229; fax
(406) 444-7243, or e-mail to aflesch@mt.gov. Those using a TTY may
call (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.