Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Billings - Discussion Of Improvements At Key Intersections

March 7, 2018


Lori Ryan, Public
Information Officer, (406) 444-6821,

Montana Department
of Transportation Schedules Informational Meeting to Discuss Project
to Improve Traffic Flow and Drainage at Two Key Intersections 

BILLINGS — The Montana Department of Transportation, in coordination
with DOWL, is conducting an open house meeting to discuss the
“Underpass Avenue — Billings” project. The public is invited to
attend the meeting to learn about this project to improve traffic
flow and meet MDT Vision Zero objectives at one of the busiest
roadways in south Billings. 

The meeting will be held in Billings on
Tuesday, March 13, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Orchard Elementary
School (120 Jackson Street). The meeting will follow an informal open
house format with a video simulation of the traffic improvements and
provide information on traffic trends in the project vicinity, design
concepts, and project schedule. Project team members will be
available during the meeting to discuss the project.

The project is
located at the intersections of Underpass Avenue and State Avenue as
well as 6th Street West and Central Avenue. Over the past several
years MDT has examined options to address traffic conditions in this
corridor and improve storm-water drainage issues. The project design
incorporates new traffic signals, storm drain, lighting, improved
pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and upgraded signing to enhance
these intersections, promote accessibility, and improve safety. 

purpose of this meeting is to present the recommended improvement
options for the intersections and to gather community feedback on the
proposed project. 

More information is available at the project
website at:
participation is a very important part of the process, and the public
is encouraged to attend. Members of the public may submit written
comments at the meeting or to the Montana Department of
Transportation Billings office at P.O. Box 20437, Billings, MT
59104-0437, or online at the project website noted above. Please
indicate comments are for project UPN
8669000-UNDERPASS-AVE-(Billings) and submit by April 13 to ensure
your comments are considered.

MDT attempts to provide accommodations
for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s
participation in any service, program, or activity of the department.
If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this
meeting, please call Cody Salo at (406) 324-7404 at least two days
before the meeting. 

Alternative accessible formats of this
information will be provided upon request by contacting Alice Flesch,
Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, P.O. Box 201001,
Helena, MT 59620; (406) 444-9229; TTY (800) 335-7592; fax (406)
444-7243; or e-mail to