MDT working to make Missoula intersections more accessible

Posted at 4:00 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 14:57:59-04

MISSOULA – The Montana Department of Transportation is now updating Missoula’s sidewalk curb ramps to promote accessibility for people living with disabilities, and all types of users.

MDT engineer Donny Pfeifer says the project is part of a statewide effort in urban and rural areas to update curb ramps and almost 350 curb ramps will be updated throughout Missoula — at about 90 intersections.

The updates kicked off in April and Pfeifer says the first month’s work was completed on schedule. Right now they are working on Orange Street, north of the Clark Fork River and the project will wrap up with ramp updates on parts of Broadway next spring.

“There’s folks from MDT, there’s some people from the city, and also from our contractors, WGM, and Knife River, here to answer any questions the public might have about this project,” Pfeifer said of the open house held Tuesday evening.

Reporting by Augusta McDonnell for MTN News