This corridor study is a step toward thoughtful planning in anticipation of the new Billings Bypass corridor and related development.
The public and stakeholder involvement, research, and agency coordination involved in this effort will result in a planning document that will help to steer future development in the areas adjacent to the new roadway.
Lockwood has had a lot of ongoing planning efforts take place, including the Lockwood Growth Policy and ongoing Targeted Economic Development District.
The northwest section (Heights) of the corridor has a greater need for utility, stormwater, and transportation planning.
The Billings-Yellowstone County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is leading the Billings Bypass Corridor Study effort with support from the City of Billings, Yellowstone County, Yellowstone County Planning Board, Montana Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Association, and local agencies.
DOWL is providing consultant support to the effort. Meanwhile, the Billings Bypass design and construction projects are being led by the Montana Department of Transportation.
Specifics related to the construction of the Billings Bypass can be found on the MDT project website.
Definition of terms:
- Setback: the distance by which a building or part of a building is set back from the property line
- Green space: An area of grass, trees, or other vegetation set apart for recreational or aesthetic purposes in an otherwise urban environment
- Alignment: the route or course of a road, trail, or railroad