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Construction Project Enhancing Bicycle & Ped Access



Montana Department of Transportation to Construct Project Enhancing
Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Across Park Drive into Gibson Park


Great Falls, Montana (July 26, 2019)  The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) will be constructing 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 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.



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, reconfiguring and narrowing of the vehicle entrance to Gibson
Park from Park Drive, and a shared-use path connection within Gibson
Park.



The project is being funded with Federal Highway
Administration Transportation Alternative funds, and City of Great
Falls and MDT matching funds.  The project is being constructed by
United Materials of Great Falls, Inc.



Construction is anticipated
between August 12, 2019 and September 20, 2019.  During construction,
the main park entrance at times may be closed.	When this entrance is
closed, vehicles should enter the park at the north entrance at Park
Drive and 7th Avenue North and exit at the south entrance between 2nd
Avenue North and 3rd Avenue North and Park Drive.



For more
information, please contact Great Falls Construction Engineer Rich
Hibl at (406) 454-5910 or Great Falls Engineering Project Manager Jim
Sullivan at (406) 454-5920.   Members of the public may submit
written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Great
Falls office at PO 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 CN 9148000.



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Occupational Safety Division, Department of Transportation, 2701
Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone
406-444-9229. Those using a TTY may call 1(800)335-7592 or through
the Montana Relay Service at 711.