Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

East Helena - Open House To Discuss Sidewalk Construction



November 28, 2018



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	



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



Montana Department
of Transportation Schedules Open House to Discuss Project to
Construct Sidewalks in City of East Helena



EAST HELENA — The
Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is conducting an open
house meeting on a proposal to construct sidewalks on the north side
of East Helena near public schools. All sidewalk will comply with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).



The open house will be held
in East Helena from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the
East Valley Middle School (401 Kalispell Avenue North). The public is
invited to visit project displays, ask questions and provide comments
on the project. Project team members will be available during the
open house to discuss the project.



Proposed work includes
construction of ADA-compliant concrete sidewalk. The purpose of the
project is to connect Eastgate School with East Valley Middle School
and provide continuous sidewalk for students from Radley Elementary
School to travel south on North Montana Avenue sidewalk.



The project
consists of two segments:



• Segment 1 begins at the
intersection of East Lewis Street and Lake Helena Drive near Eastgate
School and extends west for approximately 2,600 feet on the north
side of East Lewis Street, ending near East Valley Middle School at
the intersection of East Lewis Street and Oak Avenue (reference post
[RP] 0.49 to RP 0.00).



• Segment 2 involves realignment of the
crossing of North Helena Avenue from Radley Elementary School. The
sidewalk begins at the intersection of East King Street and North
Helena Avenue and extends east on the south sided of East King Street
to the intersection of East King Street and Montana Avenue (RP 0.33
to RP 0.40). The sidewalk then extends south on the west side of
Montana Avenue from the intersection of East King Street and Montana
Avenue until it meets existing sidewalk in the alley between East
King Street and East Clinton Street (RP 3.71 to RP 3.67). Total
length of sidewalk for segment 2 is approximately 600 feet.


Construction is tentatively planned for 2020 depending on completion
of design and availability of funds. Minor utility relocation and no
new right-of-way are anticipated.



Community participation is an
important part of the process, and the public is encouraged to
attend. MDT attempts to provide accommodations for any known
disability that may interfere with a person’s participation in any
department service, program or activity. For reasonable
accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact Jan
Nesset at (406) 556-4707 at least two days prior to the meeting. 


Opinion, comments and concerns may also be submitted in writing at
the meeting, by mail to Great Falls Preconstruction Engineer Steve
Prinzing at the MDT Great Falls office at PO Box 1359, Great Falls MT
 59403-1359 or to Project Manager Terry Voeller at the MDT Helena
office at P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620-1001, or online at:


mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml



Please note that your comments are
for project UPN 9440 “Lewis & King Street Walks — East Helena” and
submit comments by January 11, 2019. 



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 aflesch@mt.gov.