The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) hosted two virtual “live” informational meetings to gather input and share information about the 27th Street Railroad Crossing project on Dec. 1, 2020. The project team shared the study overview and next steps for the existing 27th Street at grade railroad crossing, located in downtown Billings. The purpose of the study is to identify practicable short-term and long-term improvements that are fundable and meet the needs at this location.
Community participation is important to the success of this project. Comments and questions may be submitted in writing to
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27th Street RR Crossing – BLGS
MDT Contract Number 110264
The scope of this project is to develop a feasibility study to determine short and long-term solutions for the existing at-grade railroad crossing on 27th Street in Billings. A high-level study was recently completed (2016 Montana Rail Grade Separation Study), identifying this location as being a high priority for MDT. A more detailed study is now being conducted to identify specific solutions that are fundable and meet the needs at this location.
The detailed feasibility study will consider, at a minimum; traffic operational and engineering analyses, safety, Railroad coordination, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, ADA needs, environmental issues, geometric considerations, right-of-way, utilities, public engagement, stakeholder input and impacts to adjacent buildings.