Rimrock Road Reconstruction

PROJECT UPDATES (WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11th, 2013)

THE PROJECT IS SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE AND RIMROCK ROAD IS NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS DRIVING THE PROJECT LIMITS AS MINOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES WILL CONTINUE ALONG THE SHOULDERS OF THE ROAD.

Project Information & Schedule
This project will improve Rimrock Road from Forsythia Boulevard to Shiloh Road. The improvements will connect the recently completed projects along Rimrock Road immediately east and west of this project's limits to create a three-lane arterial connecting Western Billings with Downtown Billings. Planned improvements include widening the roadway from the current two-lane rural/urban standard to a three-lane urban standard with curb and gutter. The new typical road section includes the addition of pedestrian facilities along both sides of the roadway. Bike lanes are to be included east of Zimmerman Trail, while a paved mixed-use trail will be constructed west of Zimmerman Trail. Additional improvements include:
  • Storm water inlets connecting to the existing storm water collection system
  • Street Lighting, utilizing LED fixtures
  • A traffic signal at 38th Street West
  • Signing and pavement marking
Construction bids were opened publicly on March 26th, 2013. At the April 8th meeting, City Council awarded the Rimrock Road construction contract to Knife River - Billings. The following are upcoming dates in regards to this project.

Project Overview
Project Overview
Section 1 (Looking westbound)
Shiloh to 38th St W - Looking Westbound
Rimrock Road will be constructed with a pavement width of 62-feet (from back-of-curb to back-of-curb) from Shiloh Road to 38th Street West. There will be two eastbound travel lanes, one westbound travel lane, and a center two-way-left-turn lane in this section. The existing landscaping, sidewalk, curb-and-gutter along the St. John's Lutheran campus will remain in place throughout construction. A new paved multi-use paved trail will be constructed on the north side of Rimrock. There will be a traffic signal constructed with the project at the transition intersection of 38th Street West.

Section 2 (Looking westbound)
38th St W to Zimmerman - Looking Westbound

From 38th Street West to Zimmerman Trail, Rimrock Road will be constructed as a 50-foot wide street. The extra travel lane in Section 1 will be terminated as a right-turn lane onto 38th Street West. The remaining street will include one travel lane in each direction and a center two-way-left-turn lane. This section will also construct a paved multi-use trail on the north side of Rimrock and new sidewalk on the south side of Rimrock.

Section 3
Zimmerman to Forsythia
Section 3 of the Rimrock Road project is from Zimmerman Trail to Forsythia Boulevard and will consist of a 50-foot wide section. However, instead of a paved mixed-use trail on the north side, sidewalk will be constructed on both sides of the road. In addition, bicycle lanes will be constructed in this section of Rimrock. This section will be very similar to Rimrock Road between 17th Street West and Forsythia Boulevard.

Contact Information

Questions regarding the construction project can be directed to the following:

Erin Claunch
Staff Engineer
City of Billings - Public Works
406-657-8242
claunche@ci.billings.mt.us

or

Gregg Morgan
Project Manager
Knife River - Billings
406-651-2500
gregg.morgan@kniferiver.com