City of Billings W.O. 15-08 – Exposition Gateway
D.J. Clark, PE, PTOE
REVITALIZING EXPOSITION GATEWAY
City of Billings W.O. 15-08, is the first construction phase in implementation of the previously completed Exposition Gateway Concept Plan, a vision for redevelopment and revitalization of the Exposition Gateway area in Billings,Montana. The challenge in design of W.O. 15-08 was how to facilitate theExposition Gateway Concept Plan vision, while accommodating existing land uses and business needs. The two often-conflicting goals presented a number of design issues requiring collaboration with the property owners and City staff.
INNOVATIVE LIDAR SCANNING TECHNOLOGY UTILIZED FOR TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY | ON TIME AND ON BUDGET | BILLINGS INDUSTRIAL & REVITALIZATION DISTRICT (BIRD) PRESENTED DJ CLARK WITH AWARD RECOGNIZING PROJECT SUCCESS
Sanderson Stewart was successful in providing a final design that met those goals and maintained valuable stakeholder relationships in the process.
KEEPING STAKEHOLDERS IN THE LOOP
W.O. 15-08 includes reconstruction of portions of 3rd Avenue North and2nd Avenue North from Exposition Drive to North 11th Street and to North9th Street and North 10th Street from 1st Avenue North to 4th Avenue North.Noteworthy design tasks included:
- Topographic surveys utilizing laser scanning (LIDAR) technology
- Numerous individual property owner meetings.
- Detailed investigation of existing utilities.
- Preparation of detailed traffic control and project sequencing plans to keep businesses open.
“[This project] shows you what we’re about and what we can do”