February 25, 2017

Maclay Bridge Alliance (MBA) activity is increasing and we expect major decisions soon. The Missoula County Commissioners (BCC) are moving forward with the Categorical Exclusion (CE) on South Avenue Bridge, and we are taking determined steps to stop it. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has begun reviewing the South Avenue Bridge environmental submittal. This review is […]

January 15, 2017

With the New Year, new developments continue for Maclay Bridge Alliance so we want to be sure you are informed. Missoula County submitted the draft environmental document to Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) for review in December. We believe that review is complete or nearing completion. We also expect to see some new information regarding […]

July 2016

This news is based on documents MBA received from Missoula County and Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) under the Freedom of Information Act. It also includes information received from the county’s engineering consultants, HDR. PUBLIC MEETING #2 The Technical Design Committee (TDC) met June 14 at the offices of HDR Engineering. Project status was discussed, […]

Maclay Bridge: In tough times, leave it as is

(Missoulian, Opinion by Helen Orendain, Missoula) Smurfit-Stone is shuttered. Macy’s is empty. Jobs lost. Houses foreclosed. Missoula is hurting. How are our Missoula County commissioners faring? The three commissioners — Jean Curtiss, Bill Carey and Michele Landquist — along with Public Works Director Greg Robertson, are surreptitiously plotting a multi-million-dollar Maclay Bridge replacement. When Commissioner Curtiss is asked […]