Helena

Feb 22, 2013 12:29 AM by Lindsey Gordon (lindsey@kxlh.com)

City of Helena will discuss plans for improving Last Chance Gulch

Next week the City of Helena will host two public meetings to discuss goals and ideas for improvements to Last Chance Gulch.

The city received a grant from the EPA for "Greening America's Capitals."

The grant pays for consultants to help the city formulate a plan that resolves considerable challenges with Last Chance Gulch, like how to make "mini-malfunction junction" safer for cars, pedestrians, and non-motorized transportation.

"Once we get a common strategy there and kind of get on the same page, that'll open up the doors to either other grant opportunities, or at least the City of Helena, we could implement, phase it in over time," said Helena City manager Ron Alles.

Public Open House Meetings:

- Monday, February 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The meetings will be held in the ballroom of the Helena Civic Center. There will be a presentation at both meetings at 6 p.m.

Along with discussing solutions for mini-malfunction junction, there will be talk of the possibility of making Last Chance Gulch a two-way street and allowing bikes on the walking mall.

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