Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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MDT News

Proposed Reconstruction & Landowner Outreach In Great Falls

Great Falls, Montana -	The Montana Department of Transportation
(MDT) would like to announce a proposal in Great Falls to reconstruct
9th Street NW from Central Avenue to NW Bypass and to reconstruct
Watson Coulee Road from Vaughn Road to NW Bypass. The purpose of the
proposed project is to improve the deteriorating roadway pavement,
upgrade the existing storm drain system, and provide ADA compliant
sidewalk and curb ramps. The project is a joint effort between the
City of Great Falls and MDT, nominated through the Transportation
Improvement Program or TIP process. 

Aimed at confirming the best
available options for reconstruction, the 9th Street NW/Watson Coulee
Road project is currently in the preliminary design phase and
affected residents can expect contact from MDT staff and members of
the project team during this phase. Construction is tentatively
planned for 2026 depending on completion of design and availability
of funds. 

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 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 9810000.

The public is encouraged to contact Great Falls
District Administrator Jim Wingerter at (406) 454-5897 or Consultant
Design Engineer J.R. Taylor at (406) 444 7636 with questions or

Additional communication on the project will continue
throughout the year and any parties interested in receiving project
updates and information should provide their name, email, and mailing
address to Nik Griffith with Strategies 360 at 

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.