Nine months in, and on schedule, the project team led by local engineering firm, DJ&A, is now to the stage where preliminary plans have been developed. With the completion of this 30 percent design, the Mullan BUILD team can focus on completing final design of the top five project elements that have been prioritized to move to construction in 2021. Included in this plan set are 30%, or preliminary, engineering plans for the project area.
Knowing that Missoula County and the City of Missoula cannot advance all projects at this time, Mary Jane Boulevard South, Mary Jane Boulevard North, Flynn Lane Trail, George Elmer Drive South, and England Boulevard were ranked as the highest priorities. These areas are planned to start construction next spring utilizing $13 million in federal BUILD Grant funds. While local agencies have applied for additional federal funds, the projects listed above are sure to move to construction next year. Other identified improvements will be completed in the coming years as additional funding sources are secured.
With that background in mind, the project team is eager to hear the public's ideas and narrow in on final plans. Please feel free to send any questions or comments to Katie@BigSkyPublicRelations.com.