2016 Transportation Plan

Butte Silver Bow's Ten Year Transportation Plan Update

To provide a unified transportation vision that supports future growth in the Butte and Silver Bow County area, the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow and the Montana Department of Transportation partnered to update the existing Transportation Plan. Communities typically update their transportation plans when conditions in the planning area have significantly changed (following rapid growth for example) or a large portion of previously recommended projects have been completed. Historically, Butte-Silver Bow Transportation Plans have been compiled and updated every 10 years; the last Transportation Plan was completed in 2005. These plans help identify funding priorities for near and long-term transportation infrastructure investments in the community based on current and projected needs.

The 2016 update to the Transportation Plan is intended to offer guidance to support future growth in our area and includes an analysis of the existing traffic operations, road networks, transit services, non-motorized transportation systems, and other transportation systems. It also examines current socioeconomic conditions and projected trends, identifies needed improvements to the transportation system, provides an alternatives analysis, and offers recommendations in the form of improvement projects geared to address the communities’ evolving transportation needs. Implementing elements of this 2016 Plan Update will help relieve existing problems, meet future needs, and sustain an integrated and efficient transportation system for the area.

Transportation Plan Final - 2016

Transportation Plan Interactive Community Feedback Map

As the Transportation Plan took shape, individuals interested in learning about the update were able to submit a public comment form, access an interactive map to leave detailed comments, and obtain up-to-date information on issues identified by others. The interactive map allowed the public to leave location-specific comments, review the map, and view prior comments/feedback by clicking select icons. Participants could also enter their name, phone number, and email address if they wished to receive follow-up questions. Although the opportunity to leave feedback has passed, the map is still available to view feedback that was provided. If you have a comment or concern that requires immediate action or is of an emergency nature, please contact the appropriate Butte-Silver Bow Department directly. For immediate issues related to potholes, please complete our Report a Pothole Form for other immediate road concerns, please contact the Butte-Silver Bow Roads Division at (406) 497-6565.