Infrastructure Projects

The following information highlights City infrastructure projects, which are primarily managed by the Public Works and Transportation departments. Below you will find highlighted major projects that have long-term, significant public impact.

Major Projects - Click Here to View our Interactive Map


Maintenance Projects

The City of Helena is regularly conducting maintenance work that may impact the community for short timeframes. The City will place orange sidewalk signs near construction to notify the public when a new maintenance project will be starting. Information on this type of construction will be updated through the City's maintenance project map.

Maintenance Projects - Click Here to View Interactive Map 


Major Projects (Active)

Roadway Improvement

Rodney Street

About the Project

About the Project

The Rodney Street Project is a multi-phase and multi-year project from Helena Avenue to Division Street. The project includes reconstruction of the roadway within the right-of-way including the street, traffic signals and signage, sidewalks, boulevards, drainage and water and sewer utilities. Improvements will incorporate current multi-modal and ADA standards. 

Each phase of the project will go through the following process: conceptual and preliminary design with public input, final design, construction bidding and construction. The project phase locations, status and contacts and public input meeting schedules are as follows:

Phase I -  Broadway to 9th Avenue
Phase II - 9th Avenue to Helena Avenue
Phase III - : Helena Avenue to Lyndale Avenue and Broadway to Division Street.

This project also includes the proposed traffic signal removal study at Rodney & 6th Avenue.

Click Here to View Interactive Project Map

Contacts

Contacts

Mark Young
City of Helena, Transportation Engineer
myoung@helenamt.gov

Brad Koon
Triple Tree Engineering, Consultant Project Manager
406-461-0692, bkoon@tripletreemt.com

Phase II:
Matt Culpo
City of Helena, Project Manager
406-447-8073, mculpo@helenamt.gov 

Dan Richardson 
Consultant Project Manager, KLJ Engineering
406-447-3352, dan.richardson@kljeng.com  

Laura Langdon
KLJ Engineering, Public Information Officer
406-594-5775, RodneySt@kljeng.com 

Mail: 

KLJ Engineering
Attn: Rodney Street Project
2969 Airport Road, Suite 1B
Helena, MT 59601

Public Meetings

Public Meetings

Phase I -  Public Input process complete. Public meetings were held on Aug. 6, 2019, Aug. 15, 2019, Dec. 9, 2019 and March 5, 2020.

Phase II - Three public open houses are planned. They are anticipated to be via Zoom, and recorded. The recordings will be included on this page as well as uploaded onto the City’s YouTube channel. The first open house is scheduled for April 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The second and third open house are not yet scheduled. To subscribe for updates, interested parties can email RodneySt@kljeng.com or text RodneySt to 47177.

  1. First Virtual Open House
    Date: April 14
     
  2. Second Virtual Open House
    Date: May 26 
     
  3. Third Virtual Open House
    Topic: Final Design Display and Construction Schedule
    Date: TBD
    Place: Live, online via Zoom. Meeting info TBD

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Intersection Realignment

Lawrence & Warren Streets

About the Project

About the Project

This project addressed realignment of the intersection of Lawrence & Warren Streets to shorten the pedestrian crossing length across Lawrence Street. The City is working on developing a Conceptual Design for this project. 

Click Here to View Interactive Project Map.

Contacts

Contacts

Tony Prothero
J Bar T Engineering, Design Engineer

Ryan Leland
City of Helena, Public Works Director 
rleland@helenamt.gov 

Mark Young
City of Helena, Transportation Engineer
myoung@helenamt.gov 

Public Meetings

Public Meetings

The Helena City Engineering Division held a public meeting on June 25, 2020 to discuss the concept design for the Lawrence & Warren Intersection. Comments on the concept design were accepted through June 29, 2020. 

Click Here to View Conceptual Design

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Water & Sewer Main Extension

Westside

About the Project

About the Project

The City is extending water and sewer mains in the western portion of Helena. This project consists but is not limited to the following:

  • 10,100 LF 8” PVC Sanitary Sewer Main
  • 38 – 48” concrete manholes
  • 15,300 LF of 8” water main
  • 30 -  fire hydrants

Click Here to View Interactive Project Map

Contacts

Contacts

Kevin Harrington
City of Helena, Project Manager
447-8094, kharrington@helenamt.gov 

Jake Ziska
WWC Consultant 
443-3962, jziska@wwcengineering.com

Mike Grandy
Helena Sand and Gravel
441-9615, mgrandy@oldcastlematerials.com

Public Meetings

Public Meetings

Weekly update meetings are being held via the Zoom platform.

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Sidewalk Installation

Knight Street

About this Project

About this Project

Eight blocks of Knight Street, east of C.R. Anderson Middle School (Cleveland to Benton Ave), has been identified as a “safe passage project” by the City of Helena. City safe passage projects focus on creating pedestrian-friendly infrastructure to support safety and accessibility in areas that lack such assurances. This section of Knight Street is a heavily traveled pedestrian route, especially by students and is without consistent, accessible sidewalks. The proposed project is similar to the federal “safe routes to school” initiative, but due to lack of federal funding, will be funded at the local level.  

Take our Knight Street Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KnightStreet. This survey is unscientific in nature but is a tool to help us better understand the needs and preferences of the community. Projected time to complete this survey is 10 minutes. By completing a government survey, it is subject to public record laws.

Click Here to View Interactive Project Map

Contacts

Contacts

Mark Young
City of Helena, Transportation Engineer
447-8099, myoung@helenamt.gov

Public Meetings

Public Meetings

A public meeting was held in 2019 to present the project design.

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Sidewalk Repair

6th Ward

About the Project

About the Project

Sidewalks are being repaired or replaced in the 6th Ward to address tripping hazards and ADA compliance issues in preparation for a future mill & fill street project. 

Initially this project was presented to the RR TIF Board with a request for matching funds on September 2, 2020. A revised application with a smaller footprint was presented to the RRTIF Board and accepted on October 27, 2020.  The board approved the application and recommended that the City Commission to approve $100K matching TIF funds for this project. The Commission approved the matching funds, an RFP was advertised and the project was awarded to White Resources in June 2021.

Click Here to View Interactive Project Map

Contacts

Contacts

Mark Young
City of Helena, Transportation Engineer
447-8099, myoung@helenamt.gov

Public Meetings

Public Meetings

This project was presented to the RR TIF Board on September 2, 2020.

A revised application with a smaller footprint was presented to the RRTIF Board and accepted on October 27, 2020.  

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Trail Improvement

Benton Avenue

About this Project

About this Project

Currently, pedestrians and bikers have to navigate this area by a dirt path. This project will improve accessibility for Sunhaven Subdivision residents to the Custer Avenue path. In the future, the Montana Department of Transportation will connect this path over the railroad tracks to Centennial Trail. It is expected this connection could be done in 2022 or 2023.

Click Here to View Interactive Project Map

Contacts

Contacts

Mark Young
City of Helena, Transportation Engineer
​​​​​​​myoung@helenamt.gov

Public Meetings

Public Meetings

A public meeting was held at Muni's Sports Grille on January 28, 2020.

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