Transportation Safety Projects

The City of Missoula Transportation Safety Team (TST) includes planners, engineers, and Street Maintenance Division staff who meet regularly to improve safety and operations for people walking, biking, and driving. Major improvements like new traffic signals, roundabouts, bike lanes, and travel lanes are typically addressed through large-scale projects included in the annual Community Investment Program. When appropriate, TST refers traffic safety concerns on local streets to the newly formed Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP), which analyzes the data for these concerns and determines potential solutions. For more information on NTMP, please visit our Engage Missoula page at https://www.engagemissoula.com/neighborhood-traffic-safety-program

To report a traffic safety issue, please fill out our Traffic Safety Concern Form.

For more information on NTMP or any of the projects on this page, please contact Ben Weiss, Senior Transportation Planner, WeissB@ci.missoula.mt.us or 406-552-6352.

Below are current and ongoing transportation safety projects.

Simons Drive Proposed Traffic Calming

Description: After hearing from concerned neighbors last fall, the City studied the area and is recommending installation of asphalt speed humps to improve safety by reducing vehicle speeds through neighborhood streets. 

Schedule:  This construction season, weather and materials permitting. Project updates will be posted on this web page.

Contact:  Ben Weiss, Senior Transportation Planner, 406-552-6352, weissb@ci.missoula.mt.us; or Deborah Postma, Transportation Planner, 406-552-6366, postmad@ci.missoula.mt.us 

Public Meeting:  Register for the Simons Dr. Zoom meeting on June 1, 2022, at 4 p.m. https://ci-missoula-mt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElc-mhrz8iH9Oytqq3zRyoac5NvJ9fyWxM. The passcode is 406.

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Normans Lane Proposed Traffic Calming 

Description:  After hearing from concerned neighbors last fall, the City studied the area and is recommending installation of asphalt speed humps to improve safety by reducing vehicle speeds through neighborhood streets. 

Schedule:  This construction season, weather and materials permitting. Project updates will be posted on this web page.

Contact:  Ben Weiss, Senior Transportation Planner, 406-552-6352, weissb@ci.missoula.mt.us; or Deborah Postma, Transportation Planner, 406-552-6366, postmad@ci.missoula.mt.us 

Public Meeting:  Register for the Normans Ln Zoom meeting on June 2, 2022, at 4 p.m.: https://ci-missoula-mt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocOqsqTkvEt2CqFQTt17p7ZnD2unFqK-y. The passcode is 406.

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Lewis & Clark Neighborhood Traffic Calming Project

Description:   Installing “quick build” traffic circles and stop signs to improve safety by reducing vehicle speeds and cut-through traffic through the Lewis and Clark Neighborhood.

 Dates:  Early to mid-October, depending on weather.

 Contact:  Ben Weiss, Senior Transportation Planner, 406-552-6352 or WeissB@ci.missoula.mt.us

 Additional Information:  Project Question & Answer Sheet

Lewis & Clark Traffic Calming Project Map

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Quick Build Traffic Calming Devices

Circles

The Public Works & Mobility Department began installing quick build traffic calming circles during the spring of 2020 to address the need for cost-effective traffic calming solutions. They are faster to install because they are constructed with paint, signs, and plastic bollards. In contrast to a full construction project that includes engineering, curb/gutter work, drainage, and more, these devices are a fraction of the cost (completely paid for by the City) and can be adjusted if necessary.

Six total of these new traffic calming circles are currently in place on Franklin St. and Maurice Ave. as part of a larger neighborhood traffic management program.

Quick Build Traffic Calming Circle Example

Other Devices

Quick Build Bulb-Out Example

For more information on our traffic calming decision-making process, please visit the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program's Engage Missoula page at:  https://www.engagemissoula.com/neighborhood-traffic-safety-program.


Installed Quick Build Traffic Calming Circles