GREAT FALLS — The City of Great Falls Planning Advisory Board has approved the Great Falls Transportation Improvement Program's (TIP) federal fiscal year reports through 2025.
While move may sound like a formality, it confirms that there is still enough funding for numerous ongoing and planned construction projects in the city.
“A lot of times there are new projects that are noteworthy that I can talk to you about,” explained City Transportation Planner, Andrew Finch. “In this case, since our last TIP, there are no new major projects. So, it's a continuation of the projects that were already in the mill, they were already in the mix.”
Some of the major ongoing projects include paving a portion of Stuckey Road, pavement preservation on Fox Farm Road, and reconstruction of the Bootlegger Trail Intersection on US-87 North.
The Transportation Improvement Program must be updated at least every four years, or when there has been enough changes in the city’s financial status that their ability to continue to fund ongoing improvement projects may be impacted.
Essentially, TIP helps the city track the number of dollars planned and spent on construction projects.