Billings Bypass Construction Update
Billings Heights $75 Million dollar Billings By Pass
The Billings Bypass Construction project is in the final stages of planing and design. The first phase of construction for the project (indicated by green in the map) is projected to start in the Spring of 2019 along 5 mile road. The Montana Department of Transportation will complete a phase each year until completion. Building the bridge over the Yellowstone river is estimated to take 2 years. The restructuring of Johnson Lane in Lockwood is also expected to take 2 years. The estimated time for total completion of the project is 10 years. Visit the MT Dept of Transportation site here
Huge Economic Impact for the Billings Heights
With the connection to the interstate and Lockwood the Billings Bypass will have a major economic impact on the Heights. With direct access to the interstate the Heights will be much more attractive to large retail stores that require easy access and frontage to the interstate.
Dover Park to be a main attraction
The plans for the development of John H. Dover Memorial Park are a great highlight for whats ahead. When fully developed the park will feature riverfront trails in addition to the trails on the interior of the Park. Dog friendly, with a designated dog park this is a great place to spend some time outdoors. One of the most exciting features is the possibility of a man made lake which is proposed to be over 2.5 times the size of Lake Elmo. There will be a pedestrian walk way that will connect Dover Park to Lockwood which is planning to have a large undeveloped parkland as well. Click here to visit the Yellowstone River Parks Association Web Page.