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 newly formed Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP), which analyzes the data for these concerns and determines potential solutions. For more information on NTMP, please visit our Engage Missoula page at https://www.engagemissoula.com/neighborhood-traffic-safety-program.
To report a traffic safety issue, please fill out our Traffic Safety Concern Form.
For more information on NTMP or any of the projects on this page, please contact Ben Weiss, Senior Transportation Planner, WeissB@ci.missoula.mt.us or 406-552-6352.
Below are current and ongoing transportation safety projects.
Lewis & Clark Neighborhood Traffic Calming Project
Description: Installing “quick build” traffic circles and stop signs to improve safety by reducing vehicle speeds and cut-through traffic through the Lewis and Clark Neighborhood.
Dates: Early to mid-October, depending on weather.
Contact: Ben Weiss, Senior Transportation Planner, 406-552-6352 or WeissB@ci.missoula.mt.us
Additional Information: Project Question & Answer Sheet
Quick Build Traffic Calming Devices
The Public Works & Mobility Department began installing quick build traffic calming circles during the spring of 2020 to address the need for cost-effective traffic calming solutions. They are faster to install because they are constructed with paint, signs, and plastic bollards. In contrast to a full construction project that includes engineering, curb/gutter work, drainage, and more, these devices are a fraction of the cost (completely paid for by the City) and can be adjusted if necessary.
Six total of these new traffic calming circles are currently in place on Franklin St. and Maurice Ave. as part of a larger neighborhood traffic management program.
For more information on our traffic calming decision-making process, please visit the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program's Engage Missoula page at: https://www.engagemissoula.com/neighborhood-traffic-safety-program.
Maurice Ave. & Hastings Ave.
Maurice Ave. & Woodworth Ave.
Franklin St. & Woodford St.
Franklin St. & Rollins St.
Franklin St. & Longstaff St.