Thank you for visiting the MT Highway 64 Rural Commuter Corridor TIGER Grant community survey!

The community survey is now closed, thank you to all who participated.  

In 2017, the community of Big Sky was awarded a TIGER grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in the amount of $10.2 million dollars for major infrastructure improvements along the Lone Mountain Trail/MT Highway 64 corridor. Once the agreement was signed in June 2019 between Gallatin County and the FHWA, Sanderson Stewart was awarded the contract to oversee design and construction for the improvements in September 2019. In partnership with Stahly Engineering, the team has worked diligently with Gallatin County, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and the FHWA to work through the design, acquisition of land (right-of-way) for the expanded roadway, and the required permitting for the project

The right-of-way acquisition process took longer than anticipated but was completed the first week in May and the team then proceeded directly into bidding the project. Bids were opened on Tuesday, May 25. Only one bid was received, and it was significantly higher than our estimated construction cost and the budget available for the project.

At this time, Gallatin County and FHWA have agreed to re-bid the project this fall and begin construction in the spring of 2022. If bids still come in over budget, some components of the project may need to be eliminated. Therefore, we asked for input on which components of the project are the highest priority for the community.

Many community members weighed in on their priority projects from the 13 identified improvements on the project area exhibit. The priorities are summarized below.

Priority Ranking is based on the weighted total score each component receives. For each #1 ranking in a vote, that component received 13 points, sequentially down to 1 point for a #13 ranking. The sum of the scores from all of the votes equals the Total Score for the component.

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