Mullan BUILD Overview
In July of 2019, Missoula County and the City of Missoula partnered to apply for a discretionary grant through the US Department of Transportation known as Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD).
The project focused on developing roads and infrastructure to support residential and commercial development in the area to the west of Reserve Street between Mullan Road and West Broadway. The project, as originally proposed, consisted of eight distinct project elements were to be developed with grant funding and a local match from the City/County.
More information about prioritized project elements can be found here.
The Mullan Road BUILD team has completed design plans for the entire BUILD project. An objective and strong driver of this project is evaluating priorities to determine which segments to construct first. We intend to make the project as equitable as possible for all landowners and share the benefits of the BUILD Grant throughout the entire Mullan and Broadway area. Now that the design plans are complete, the team is focusing on the prioritized project areas including Mary Jane Boulevard South, Mary Jane Boulevard North, George Elmer Drive South, and England Boulevard. The BUILD team is individually working with developers to ensure infrastructure needs adjacent to development under construction in 2021 are being supported.
All project elements and identified improvements will be completed. The plan is to move forward with the entire project scope once additional funding and right-of-way is acquired. More updates to come.
Tentatively, select road and subsurface construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2022. The majority of construction will take place in 2022 and is anticipated to be complete the same calendar year. There may be small items fully wrapped up in 2023. However, the construction schedule and time frame are subject to change.
The Mullan BUILD project is highly collaborative, with representatives from the City, County, MPO and other governmental jurisdictions. In addition to local government offices, DJ&A is the primary lead on plan development. Among other subconsultants, Big Sky Public Relations is the primary point of contact for the public and partners throughout the course of this multi-year project.
Mullan BUILD Overview