Higgins Avenue Corridor Plan: Brooks to Broadway

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The City of Missoula and the Missoula Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in collaboration with the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), are studying Higgins Avenue between Brooks Street and Broadway Street to develop a corridor plan. The plan will evaluate design options to improve safety and access for people driving, biking, walking, and riding the bus. The goal is to create a modern transportation system that enhances the economic vitality of the corridor and serves as a gateway to downtown Missoula. So, we want to hear your great ideas for improving this important connection.

Throughout the course of this study, the project team will engage with residents and business owners to understand their needs and desired outcomes for this corridor. In doing so, this study aims to design a street that meets the community’s growing needs and fulfills the intention of the Downtown Master Plan.

Through prior outreach and planning efforts, the Missoula community has advocated for increased access to all modes of travel. The Downtown Master Plan recommends transforming Higgins Avenue into a fully multi-modal street, which is essential for the economic, physical, and social health of the entire city.

Taking this into consideration, the Higgins Corridor Study will develop a design that:

  • Considers the needs of all users, including people biking, walking, driving, and riding the bus, freight operators, and others.
  • Improves safety for all users.
  • Provides multi-modal access suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • Increases access to businesses on the corridor and Downtown Missoula.

Get Involved:

The project team wants to hear from you! Please consider getting involved by providing a comment or taking the community survey, linked below. Your participation will help the project team develop a design that best meets the needs of those who live, work, and recreate along the corridor.

The City of Missoula and the Missoula Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in collaboration with the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), are studying Higgins Avenue between Brooks Street and Broadway Street to develop a corridor plan. The plan will evaluate design options to improve safety and access for people driving, biking, walking, and riding the bus. The goal is to create a modern transportation system that enhances the economic vitality of the corridor and serves as a gateway to downtown Missoula. So, we want to hear your great ideas for improving this important connection.

Throughout the course of this study, the project team will engage with residents and business owners to understand their needs and desired outcomes for this corridor. In doing so, this study aims to design a street that meets the community’s growing needs and fulfills the intention of the Downtown Master Plan.

Through prior outreach and planning efforts, the Missoula community has advocated for increased access to all modes of travel. The Downtown Master Plan recommends transforming Higgins Avenue into a fully multi-modal street, which is essential for the economic, physical, and social health of the entire city.

Taking this into consideration, the Higgins Corridor Study will develop a design that:

  • Considers the needs of all users, including people biking, walking, driving, and riding the bus, freight operators, and others.
  • Improves safety for all users.
  • Provides multi-modal access suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • Increases access to businesses on the corridor and Downtown Missoula.

Get Involved:

The project team wants to hear from you! Please consider getting involved by providing a comment or taking the community survey, linked below. Your participation will help the project team develop a design that best meets the needs of those who live, work, and recreate along the corridor.

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We are seeking comments and suggestions for ways to improve safety and accessibility for everyone on Higgins Ave from Brooks to Broadway.

Choose categories and drop pins in the map to tells us how you use Higgins today, where challenges might exist, and any improvements you’d like to see.