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.

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 public comment period for the first round of engagement has concluded. Comments, concerns, questions, and ideas submitted during the first public engagement period will be considered as the project team develops design concepts for the corridor. The team will present draft concepts later this fall for public review and comment.

Click here to view the summary of the first round of public involvement.

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.

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 public comment period for the first round of engagement has concluded. Comments, concerns, questions, and ideas submitted during the first public engagement period will be considered as the project team develops design concepts for the corridor. The team will present draft concepts later this fall for public review and comment.

Click here to view the summary of the first round of public involvement.

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    What are handicap ideas?bus you would have to wait in cold or heat

    Min asked 4 months ago

    This is a great question. The primary goal of this project is to increase safety and accessibility for all users. One aspect of this goal will include reviewing ways to improve pedestrian walkways, crossings, and intersections, with a particular focus on how those improvements can provide additional access along and across the corridor for individuals with disabilities. 

    We are also taking a close look at public transit on the Higgins Avenue corridor. We are working with Mountain Line to explore ways to improve bus stops and accommodate all of the folks who use public transportation to access this area. Some of these improvements may include bus shelters, signage, ADA access, and other amenities to support transit use in a variety of conditions. 

    Thank you for your time and interest in this project.


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