Missoula County has launched a project to rehabilitate the Lolo St Bridge. The bridge is one of the two major bridges that cross Rattlesnake Creek in the residential area. The existing bridge was constructed in 1966, but is now considered structurally deficient. The County has launched a 30% design project to determine the maximum bridge width and basic layout (driving, bike, and ped. lanes). This plan will then be the basis for grant applications to pay for complete plans, estimates and construction. This is an important opportunity to redesign the bridge to better serve Rattlesnake transportation needs.
The City of Missoula is requesting the bridge to be widened to two 12 foot driving lanes and 6 foot sidewalks on both sides of the bridge, for a total bridge width of 38 feet.
The County is seeking public input about the proposed layout, and how the limited deck space might best be used to accommodate all users.
The Rattlesnake Transportation Committee encourages all concerned residents to submit your comments about the proposed layout through Missoula County Voice, https://missoulacountyvoice.com/lolo-street-bridge-rehabilitation.
Shane Stack, the Director of Missoula County Public Works, will attend the April Meeting of the Upper/Lower Rattlesnake Transportation Committee where he will discuss the status of the project and will be available to hear your thoughts.
The meeting will be on April 11th from 6:15pm - 7:45pm at the Public Library, room 410. We encourage all interested residents to attend.