At a meeting Wednesday, about 20 people kicked around ideas for how and where to construct an alternative route down from the Rims.
The Policy Coordinating Committee on Tuesday mulled the idea of building a road connecting Molt Road in the valley to Highway 3 atop the Rimrocks but took no action.
Vehicles drive on Zimmerman Trail after the road reopened Thursday.
Vehicles drive over a repaired section of Zimmerman Trail after the road reopened Thursday.
Vehicles drive on Zimmerman Trail after the road reopened Thursday. The Policy Coordinating Committee discussed the feasibility of a Molt Road connection to Highway 3, which would be an alternate route to Zimmerman.
As expected, city officials reopened Zimmerman Trail on Thursday morning.
If Mother Nature gives the go-ahead, Zimmerman Trail could reopen as soon as Thursday.
This Sunday, bikers, walkers and runners may test the unpaved roads of Zimmerman Trail without the worry of cars buzzing past.
Neighbors watch on the corner of Edmond Street and Aljema Avenue as the rock formation ‘Monkey Face’ is blown from the Rimrocks.
Boulders tumble above Edmond Street from the rock formation ‘Monkey Face’ after it was blown from the face of the Rims on Friday morning.
Climbers set dynamite charges behind the rock formation ‘Monkey Face’ before blowing it from the face of the Rimrocks Friday morning.
A dynamite charge blows the rock formation “Monkey Face” from the Rimrocks above Zimmerman Trail on Friday.
As blasts tumble unstable boulders and rock from the Rims around Zimmerman Trail ahead of schedule, most other construction planned for this summer in Billings is just gearing up.
An explosion blasts a rock overhang off the rims above Zimmerman Trail on Saturday.
A blast of explosives removes part of the "Monkey Face" rock, left, and a piece of sandstone called Rock 5.2 about 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 24.
This spring’s Rimrock slides and closure of Zimmerman Trail reminded Billings drivers how few routes we have up and down the sandstone cliffs that are both the most beautiful and challenging features of geography in our growing city.
The rocks that are intentionally crashing down the Rims from six troublesome spots above Zimmerman Trail are tumbling ahead of schedule.
The closure in March of Zimmerman Trail for a stabilization project after a rock slide has drawn attention to alternative routes connecting Molt Road in the valley to Highway 3 atop the Rimrocks.
Workers from Colorado-based GeoStabilization International prepare to remove dangerous rock above Zimmerman Trail in Billings on Friday.