Poly Drive Road Reconstruction (32nd Street West to 38th Street West)

PROJECT UPDATES (week of August 31st)
Construction has continued both east/west of Zimmerman Trail. Poly Drive will remain closed. Residential/local traffic is permitted.

The first lift of pavement will be installed west of Zimmerman Trail this week. However, the contractor will still be pouring concrete sidewalks and drive approaches. This will require the contractor to maintain the road closure as large concrete dump trucks will be in the area.

East of Zimmerman Trail, the contractor is finalizing the pipe construction. The contractor is hoping to finalize the pipe installation this week or early next week. Once completed the contractor will start the road preparation work in advance of the paving operations.

Overview
The City of Billings is developing a project to reconstruct Poly Drive (32nd Street West to 38th Street West). The project will include:
  • Storm drain
  • Utilities
  • Curb gutter
  • Sidewalk
  • Paving street improvements
Funding
Funding for the project may come from a combination of city gas tax, curb and gutter repair, storm drain funds, and Special Improvement District (SID) assessments to property owners as proposed. Estimated assessments for individual property owners are presently not known. However, property assessments would be spread over a period of 15 years.

Project Schedule
  • Public/Neighborhood informational meeting: Mid-March
  • City Council to act on Resolution of Intent to Create SID: March 23rd
  • Public Hearing & Council meeting on the Creation of SID: April 13th
  • Contractor Pre-Bid Meeting: April 17th
  • Construction Bids opening: April 28th
  • Construction Starts: Early June
"Meet the Contractor" Public Meeting (May 26th, 2015)
A brief informational meeting to discuss construction sequencing, project limits, and schedule was held on May 26th at 5:30 p.m. Representatives from the design engineer, contractor, and the City were present at the meeting and answered questions from the neighborhood. The link below shows the presentation that was given at the start of the meeting.

Presentation

Public Meeting (March 12, 2015)
A project public informational meeting was held on March 12th, 2015 at 5:30 pm at Arrowhead Elementary School. A formal presentation was given followed by an "Open House" session in which individual property owners could review the design plans and ask questions. The presentation is shown below.

Presentation