MDT Schedules Second Open House to Discuss 27th Street Railroad Crossing in Billings

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Montana Department of Transportation Schedules Second Open House to Discuss 27th Street Railroad Crossing in Billings

BILLINGS – The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is conducting an open house public meeting to discuss the status of an ongoing feasibility study to determine short- and long-term solutions for the existing at-grade railroad crossing on 27th Street in downtown Billings. 

The open house will be held in two sessions in Billings on Monday, April 29, at the Billings Public Library Community Room (510 N. Broadway). The first session will run from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. and the second session from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to visit project displays, ask questions and provide comments on the project. Project team members will be available during the open house to discuss the project.

The detailed feasibility study is considering, at minimum, traffic operational and engineering analysis, safety, railroad coordination, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, Americans With Disabilities Act needs, environmental issues, geometric considerations, right-of-way, utilities, stakeholder input, and impacts to adjacent buildings and businesses. 

More information is available online at the project website at:

mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/billings27thstreet

The meeting is open to the public and attendance is encouraged. Members of the public may submit written comments at the meeting or to the Montana Department of Transportation Billings office at P.O. Box 20437, Billings, MT  59104-0437, or online through the project website above.

Please indicate that your comments are for project UPN 9354 “27th Street Railroad Crossing” and submit by May 29, 2019, to ensure your comments are considered. 

MDT will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this public meeting. If you require an accommodation, contact Jan Nesset at (406) 556-4707 to advise us of the nature of the needed accommodation.

Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request by contacting Alice Flesch, Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; (406) 444-9229; TTY (800) 335-7592; fax (406) 444-7243; or e-mail to aflesch@mt.gov
 

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