The City of Billings has received federal funding to conduct a study of the existing downtown railroad crossings at 27th, 28th, and 29th Streets.
The study will examine current and future conditions with emphasis placed on effective delivery of emergency services, safety, and efficiency for all travel modes, business viability, and elimination of any real or perceived socio-economic division of the community created by the railroad tracks.
The Feasibility Study examined the following alternatives:
Relocate railroad main line out of downtown Billings
Modify railroad switching operations
Relocate railroad switching operations
Modify railroad and/or motor vehicle signal systems
Grade separation (overpass or underpass) on 27th Street