Steve Bullock today visited critical infrastructure projects to improve the
Lockwood Sewer and Water District and the early construction of the Yellowstone
River Bridge segment of the Billings Bypass to highlight how infrastructure
investments across the state are supporting economic vitality and fostering
are making long-term investments in urban and rural communities across Montana
that bring quality jobs to the area and make critical updates that will sustain
“These projects are making our communities safer and build a
strong future for Montana that will benefit generations to come.”
Lockwood sewer project was made possible in part by a suite of infrastructure
bills signed by Governor Bullock in 2019 to fund nearly $400 million in long
overdue sewer, water, bridges, buildings, and other public works projects.
legislation marked the first time the legislature has agreed to a comprehensive
statewide bond package in over a decade. Last week, the state sold $52.2
million in bonds at historically low rates to continue moving forward with
infrastructure projects. Over $32 million in existing bonds were refinanced to
take advantage of lower interest rates and save taxpayers $7 million.
legislation included investments in a new Montana Heritage Center, the
renovation of Romney Hall at Montana State University,
a new Dental
Clinic, Assisting and Hygiene Lab at Great Falls College, 14 replaced or
repaired bridges, and 51 water, wastewater and storm system projects.
Billings Bypass is a $100 million project funded with a federal and matching
state funds. The project is led by the Montana Department of Transportation.
Construction on the Yellowstone River Bridge segment has just recently
commenced and will finish in 2021.
are currently over 70 infrastructure projects under construction across the