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Initial comments on five-point intersection study want more accessibility for pedestrians and nearby areas

Posted at 5:58 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 21:04:07-04

More than 30 people made comments in person at the informational meetings related to the five-point intersections in Helena.

The meetings were held on Monday and Tuesday for a multimodal traffic study to address safety, operations, access, and connectivity needs at the intersections and connecting corridors.

Comments ranged from business owners to citizens for the areas.

Project Manager Scott Randall with Robert Peccia & Associates says they got some great feedback they’ll use for their study.

“Both the intersections operate fairly well from a vehicular standpoint if we just look at cars going through them,” said Randall .”Where we’ve heard most of the complaints or concerns are pedestrians or cyclists getting through the intersections. Also about connectivity, making sure you can make certain turning movements and you can access the areas you want without having to go different routes. Making sure it’s safe for all users, not just prioritizing vehicles.”

Randall says they’ll now look at the input and hope to have recommendations by the end of the year.

People are still able to leave a comment about the intersections via email at srandall@rpa-hln.com, by phone at 406-447-5005, or by mail at 3147 Saddle Drive, Helena, MT 59601.

For more information about the project, visit www.helenamt.gov/public-works-projects