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Construction Beginning On Bike/Pedestrian Path Along Benton



Construction Beginning on Bike/Pedestrian Path along Benton Avenue


HELENA, Montana – (July 31, 2020) — As construction in Helena
continues this season Benton Avenue will be undergoing improvements.
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and prime contractor,
JAG Grading and Paving, plan to begin construction on the Benton
Avenue paved bike/pedestrian path beginning August 17th. The project
is along the east side of Benton Avenue adjacent to Bill Roberts Golf
Course and Batch Fields.  The path will begin at the intersection of
Benton Avenue with Oakwood Lane and extends north approximately 0.5
miles to connect with the existing path at the intersection of Benton
Avenue and Elmwood Lane.



There will be minor shoulder and lane
closures and construction related traffic in the work zone along
Benton Avenue as well as the intersections of Benton Avenue with
Oakwood Lane, Meadow Drive, Cole Avenue, and Elmwood Lane the project
is anticipated to last approximately 10 weeks.



The work includes
approximately 0.5 miles of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
compliant 10-ft wide paved bike/pedestrian path, fencing, crosswalks,
signing, and revegetation. The purpose of the project is to 
construct ADA upgrades at Oakwood Lane, Meadow Drive, and Elmwood
Lane intersections to ensure access for all and safely route
pedestrians and bicyclists along Benton Avenue.  



The project is
funded with Federal Highway Administration Transportation
Alternatives funds and City of Helena matching funds.



For more
information, please contact Great Falls District Construction
Engineer Rich Hibl at (406) 454-5910 or Engineering Project Manager
Camaree Uljua at (406) 444 9320. 



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.



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Project name:  Benton Ave
Path-Helena

Project ID:  TA 5899(63)

Control Number:  9450000