Transportation Projects

Sidewalk Projects

  1. Ivy, Franklin & Park Streets Infrastructure Project Phase 1

Ivy, Franklin & Park Streets Infrastructure Project Phase 1

Location:  Both sides of Ivy and Franklin Streets, from 4th Street W to Plymouth Street

Description: The Ivy, Franklin & Park project will create a complete multi-modal connection from the south end of the Lewis and Clark neighborhood through Rose Park to the Riverfront neighborhood. This route serves as a Neighborhood Greenway, providing a safe, comfortable, and convenient connection to the trail network and the California Street pedestrian bridge.

 Phase 1 of the project will:

  • construct new curb, gutter, and sidewalk where none exists;
  • replace hazardous, deteriorated, and non-ADA compliant curb, gutter, and sidewalk;
  • install curb-bulb outs at certain intersections;
  • install traffic calming circles at certain intersections;
  • plant boulevard trees (likely the year after the surface construction is completed).

Sidewalk Assessment Notification Process 

Benefits:  This project will provide safe, convenient, and accessible facilities for people of all ages and abilities to walk and bike, as well as drive along safer, calmer corridors. The completed project will better manage stormwater and drainage. It will more fully establish appropriate on-street parking and add to the urban forest. This project not only serves adjacent neighborhoods but also provides for cross-city travel as a central connection in our Neighborhood Greenway network.  

Project Dates:  The project is currently at 30% design. The City expects construction to begin in 2024, depending on budget and current bidding environment.

Public Meeting:  A virtual public meeting was held on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 6 p.m.: Meeting Recording.

Plan Sheets

Next Steps:  City Staff and their consultant will continue developing design documents and working with individual property owners about any potential challenges to construction. Please review the Sidewalk Notification Process, located at the top of this webpage, for a more thorough explanation of the steps associated with this type of project.  

Additional Information:  Sidewalk Projects Overview 

Project Contacts:  Brandt Dahlen, Surface Project Coordinator, at or 406-552-6087; or Ben Weiss, Senior Transportation Planner, at or 406-552-6352

  1. Turner & Worden Streets Mobility Improvements project

Transportation Safety Projects

The City of Missoula Transportation Safety Team (TST) includes planners, engineers, and Street Maintenance Division staff who meet regularly to improve safety and operations for people walking, biking, and driving. Major improvements like new traffic signals, roundabouts, bike lanes, and travel lanes are typically addressed through large-scale projects included in the annual Community Investment Program. When appropriate, TST refers traffic safety concerns on local streets to the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP), which analyzes the data for these concerns and determines potential solutions.

To report a traffic safety issue, please fill out our Traffic Safety Concern Form.

  1. Kent ave – central ave greenway & traffic calming

Kent Avenue – Central Avenue Greenway & Traffic Calming Project

Location:  W. Kent Ave. from Russell St. to Regent St.

Description:  Installation of a hybrid urban traffic circle at the W. Kent Ave. and Oxford St. intersection and the following safety improvements:

  • mid-block speed hump between Regent St. and Oxford St., 
  • raised crosswalk on W. Kent Ave. between Tremper's Plaza and Tremper's Shopping Center,
  • widened sidewalk on the south side of W. Kent Ave. between Russell St. and the driveway entrance into Tremper's Shopping Center, and
  • crosswalk enhancements on Russell St., including rectangular rapid flashing beacons.

Benefits:  Slower and safer traffic flow with safer pedestrian and bicycle routes and crossings.

Project Area Map & Preliminary Design (pdf)

Project Dates:  Engineering consultant will begin to contact adjacent property owners Oct. 3 – 14, 2022, with project expected to go to bid in Feb. 2023 and construction summer 2023.

Contacts:  Brandt Dahlen, Surface Project Coordinator, at or 406-552-6087; or Ben Weiss, Senior Transportation Planner, at or 406-552-6352

  1. s Russell st commuter trail crossing
  1. scott st – phillips st to otis st – Surface improvements 
  1. south ave safety & infrastructure improvements