You may have seen a big crane set up recently on the Sun River off 10th Ave. S. near the Warden Bridge. It’s just one piece of a one million dollar plus construction project for a pedestrian trail which will be adjacent to the Sun River.
Right now, pedestrians are using the shoulder of the roadway off 10th Ave. S., an area that is heavily congested with traffic.The “Sun River Connector Trail” will fix this problem by late summer. The Montana Department of Transportation is overseeing the project, which totals more than $1.7 million and being funded through a federal initiative called the “Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.”
MDT District Construction Engineer Doug Wilmot says this federal program helps reduce congestion through sidewalk and trail constructions, which encourages people to use bikes rather than driving.
The “Sun River Connector Trail” will give pedestrians a safe passage to and from the West end of the Warden Bridge to nearby 6th St. SW and Fox Farm Rd.
“Moving pedestrian traffic safely across town is very important, and this is just a great way to do that,” said MDT Civil Engineering Specialist Matt Widhalm.
Sletten Construction of Great Falls will be completing the work, projectively by August. Once finished, the trail will be half a mile long and will connect with existing trails in the area.
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Posted on April 5, 2016