Oak Street Improvements
Danielle Scharf, PE, PTOE, LEED AP
NEW ROOFTOPS, NEW TRAFFIC
Bozeman, Montana, facing historic population growth has struggled to keep up with traffic increases on many of its corridors, as housing and commercial developments take shape all over the city and Gallatin County. As a response to this growth, Sanderson Stewart completed preliminary design services for the City of Bozeman for the Oak Street Improvements from Cottonwood Road to Rouse Avenue.
OAK STREET DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDES TRAFFIC SIGNALS, ROUNDABOUTS, AND A MULTI-USE PATH
LONG-TERM, GROWTH ORIENTED SOLUTIONS
A pre-design report summarizing the recommended improvements was presented to the City Commission. Final design of the recommended improvements from Ferguson Avenue to New Holland Drive included a new traffic signal at Ferguson Avenue and a roundabout at Davis Lane. The Front Street Pathway was also designed under this project, which is a Trails, Open Space, and Parks (TOP) Bond project that will provide a multi-use path beginning at the east end of the Oak Street trail at Rouse Avenue and connecting to the Story Mill Spur Trail at Wallace Avenue. Design and construction will take several years, as funding becomes available.
“[Danielle] Scharf said development is likely to bring about 4,000 new residential units to the area along the corridor, enough to bring traffic volume to a projected 14,500 trips a day between Ferguson and Davis and more than 20,000 trips a day between 19th and 11th avenues.”