2023: Construction Resumes
Missoula County and the City of Missoula, DJ&A and Kiewit have completed the majority of construction on the project's first phase. This phase includes Mary Jane Boulevard, England Boulevard, George Elmer Drive, and roundabouts at Mullan Road and Mary Jane Boulevard, and Mullan Road and George Elmer. Installation of sidewalks and bike lanes in select locations, paving of England Boulevard, and other minor items will be completed in early 2023. For more information click here.
Mullan BUILD at a Glance
The Mullan BUILD project is pivotal in how our community chooses to grow. There are countless reasons why we call this place home and why more and more people choose to live here. By building a foundation to improve safety, reduce congestion, generate economic development, and provide greenspaces to connect sidewalks, trails, and natural resources, how we intentionally shape future growth is at the heart of the Mullan BUILD project.
A network of complete streets to improve connectivity and provide access to 1,500 acres of developable land will be created. More than three miles of new roads will need to be built to do this, along with nearly four miles of new trails. Half-a-mile of Grant Creek’s stream must be restored in the floodplain.
To fully build the Mullan area's entire infrastructure system would require hundreds of millions of dollars. Now with $13 million secured in federal funds, Missoula County and the City of Missoula have initiated some of the Mullan BUILD project's first elements.
Get to Know the Mullan BUILD Project
In November 2019, Missoula County was awarded $13 million in federal BUILD Grant funding to develop infrastructure for the growing Mullan neighborhood. The original grant application noted that $23 million would be required to fully build the project. With a $10 million shortfall in funding, the County and City have prioritized which project elements will be delivered with the grant funding that is currently available and which elements will be delayed until future funding becomes available.
This is a community project that will require the community’s input. Please sign up for updates or email Becca MacLean with Big Sky Public Relations with your comments, questions, or to learn how you can engage with our team throughout this process.