27th Street RR Crossing - Billings
27th Street RR Crossing – BLGS
MDT Contract Number 110264
MDT is conducting an open house to discuss the status of an ongoing feasibility study to determine short-term 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 on Monday, April 29, in 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 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to visit project displays and discuss the study with project team members.
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.