A long-overdue conversation on Billings transportation needs took place recently when the committee representing city, county and state decision makers confronted the need for another route up the Rims.
Amid numerous budget hearings, the Billings City Council also must find time to squeeze in a regular meeting to take care of city business.
Transportation and elected officials from the local to the federal level gathered at the Yellowstone County Courthouse during the lunch hour Tuesday to discuss upcoming transportation projects in and around Billings.
For those who couldn’t quite picture what the Billings bypass will look like once it’s constructed, the Montana Department of Transportation provided a flyover during a Wednesday evening open house.
An informational meeting on the design phase of the project to reconstruct Highway 212 between Laurel and Rockvale will be held Wednesday night in the Laurel High School auditorium, 203 E. Eighth St.
BELFRY — The reconstruction of Highway 72 from Belfry to just south of Bridger, expected to be completed this summer, was a long time coming.
The proposed Billings bypass will not only displace 13 homeowners as it links Lockwood and the Billings Heights with a bridge over the Yellowstone River.
One person's warning about a potentially dangerous situation at the Lockwood exit off Interstate 90 has gotten the attention of the Montana Department of Transportation.
In the first week the new intersection of Montana 72 and U.S. 310 south of Bridger opened in August, a semitrailer crashed through, landing in an irrigation ditch.
Traffic studies show that more than 80,000 motorists pass through the intersection of King Avenue West and South 24th Street West on an average day.
There won't be a new study of the impacts of increased train traffic through Billings.
Stefanie Streeter of Billings and Andrew Sedillos of Gulfport, Miss., plan a March 15 wedding. Their parents are Melanie and Stefan Streeter of Billings, Natalie and Todd Gansel of Worden and Manuel Sedillos of Belen, N.M.
City workers may have to dig into the landscaped roundabouts on Shiloh Road to access water valve pipes that were buried too deeply during construction of the road.
Dave Mumford, public works director for the city of Billings, is hesitant to start digging up Shiloh Road.
A new route home opened last week for residents of the Heights east of Main Street.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail traffic has been severely disrupted by area flooding.
Tom Humphrey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Billings, summed it up: “There’s water everywhere.”
It's built. Will business come?
It’s still in the planning stages, but reconstruction of Highway 212 between Red Lodge and Boyd has cleared its first hurdle. Ground could be broken in three years.