The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is evaluating potential improvements to the 27th Street at-grade rail crossing in downtown Billings. MDT will host one in-person open house public meeting and one “live” online Zoom meeting, also called a webinar, where the project team will present a brief overview of the analysis completed to date.
The project team will review the proposed short-term and long-term improvements that the engineering team has evaluated, and project stakeholders have vetted, which include fundable solutions that meet the location needs. The same project information will be presented in both meetings.
In-person open house public meeting information:
Monday, December 12, 2022
Billings Public Library (Community Room)
510 North Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
Online Zoom webinar information:
Thursday, December 15, 2022
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Register in advance for this webinar:
27th Street RR Crossing – BLGS
MDT Contract Number 110264
The scope of this project is to develop a feasibility study to determine short and long-term solutions for the existing at-grade railroad crossing on 27th Street in Billings. A high-level study was recently completed (2016 Montana Rail Grade Separation Study), identifying this location as being a high priority for MDT. A more detailed study is now being conducted to identify specific solutions that are fundable and meet the needs at this location.
The detailed feasibility study will consider, at a minimum; traffic operational and engineering analyses, safety, Railroad coordination, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, ADA needs, environmental issues, geometric considerations, right-of-way, utilities, public engagement, stakeholder input and impacts to adjacent buildings.