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Proposed Intersection Improvements On The Custer Avenue



Proposed Intersection Improvements on the Custer Avenue Corridor to
include Montana Avenue and Washington Street 



HELENA, Montana
(October 8, 2020) — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
would like to announce and invite the public to comment on the
proposed intersection improvements identified along the Custer Avenue
corridor and Montana Avenue. 



The intersection of Montana Avenue and
Custer would benefit from an additional proposed left turn lane for
east bound traffic on Custer Avenue. The intersections of Montana
Avenue & Tara Court and Montana Avenue & Partridge Place have been
identified to receive additional American Disability Act (ADA)
sidewalk and ramp upgrades. The following intersections have been
identified to receive upgraded operations flexibility by updating
signals and adding Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) pushbuttons
(integrated device that communicates information about walk and do
not walk intervals at signalized intersections):

		

-  
    Custer Avenue& Sanders Street

-	Custer Avenue& I-15 Ramps
(EXIT 194)		      

-	Custer Avenue& Washington
Street		      

-	Washington Street& Skyway Drive




Proposed work includes updating traffic signals with flashing yellow
arrows for dedicated left turn, APS pushbuttons and upgraded signal
heads.	Sidewalks identified at the Montana/Tara and
Montana/Partridge intersections to be improved to meet ADA standards.
The purpose of the project is to improve overall operations and meet
ADA standards. MDT is committed to providing safe and equitable
access to public facilities, including sidewalk approaches. 



Learn
more about MDT’s Flashing Yellow Arrows online at:
https://www.mdt.mt.gov/visionzero/roads/flashingyellowarrows.shtml


Construction is tentatively planned for 2022 depending on completion
of design and availability of funds.  New right-of-way and relocation
of utilities will be required.	MDT staff will contact all affected
landowners prior to doing survey work on their land.  Staff will
again contact landowners prior to construction regarding property
acquisition and temporary construction permits.



An important part of
properly planning for future projects is partnering with the
community.  The Montana Department of Transportation welcomes the
public to provide ideas and comments on the proposed project. 
Comments may be submitted online at
http://www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_forms.shtml or in writing to
Montana Department of Transportation, Great Falls office at PO Box
1359, Great Falls, MT  59403-1359.  Please note that comments are for
project UPN 9363000.



The public is encouraged to contact Great Falls
District Administrator Jim Wingerter at (406) 454-5897 or Project
Design Engineer Michael S. Grover at (406) 444 4188 with questions or
concerns.



Alternative accessible formats of this document will be
provided on request. Persons who need an alternative format should
contact the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Transportation,
2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone
406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at 711.


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Project name:  CUSTER AVE SIGNALS - HELENA
Project ID:  CMDP-G 5889(60) Control Number:  9363000