Current Project Status
Construction on the 27th Street Improvement Project resumed in mid-April 2020 and continues. Milling, paving and initial striping was completed the week of November 9, 2020. During milling and paving, manholes and water valves were lowered below street level to ensure a smooth and consistent paving surface. Now that paving is completed, those manholes and water valves are being raised back up to street level and encircled with a concrete collar to protect them and keep them even with the new paved surface. That work is being done through the rest of November and will result in single lane traffic for 2-3 block increments throughout the project area until completed (1-3 weeks).
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The 27th Street Improvements project began construction in September 2019. The project includes new asphalt for approximately 3 miles of 27th Street through the heart of downtown Billings, from the 27th Street Bridge over I-90 to just south of the Airport Road roundabout. This road provides primary access not only to the downtown Billings businesses, but also the medical corridor (Riverstone Health, Billings Clinic, and SCL Health), MSU-B, and the airport.
The project includes rehabilitation (mill and overlay) of the asphalt roadway, upgrades of curbs to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, replacement of all existing streetlights with LED lights, and replacement of signals at 11 intersections. New signing and striping is also included.
The 27th Street Improvement project maintains and improves the condition of the roadway and extends the service life/quality of 27th Street. It also improves ADA and overall pedestrian access, and upgrades signal systems and lighting, increasing overall safety in the Billings downtown corridor.
Construction is expected to take two full seasons (2019 and 2020), resulting in completion the fall of 2020.
The Department welcomes your comments on the 27th Street Improvement Project. Please feel free to submit comments:
- Fill out the Comment Form
- Montana Department of Transportation
- PO Box 201001
- Helena, MT 59620-1001
Indicate Comments are for project UPN 7910000