Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on the replacement of the Ninth Street Island Bridge, which spans the Yellowstone River in Livingston.
The original bridge was damaged by flooding in 2008 and partially removed in 2009. A temporary bridge was installed above the remaining portions of the damaged bridge to provide access for the island’s residents.
The EA proposes to remove the remaining portions of the original bridge and the temporary bridge, and construct a new permanent bridge. In addition, a temporary detour bridge would be installed upstream of the construction site to allow local residential access to the island. The temporary bridge would be removed at the completion of construction.
The Montana Stream Protection Act requires Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to conduct analysis of public projects that may affect the natural existing shape of any stream, its banks, or tributaries.
The draft environmental assessment is available at the FWP regional office in Bozeman (1400 S. 19th Ave.), FWP Headquarters in Helena (1420 East Sixth Ave.), and on FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov under Recent Public Notices.
Comments on the environmental assessment will be accepted until 5 p.m. on February 11, 2010, and should be mailed or emailed to:
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Attn: Scott Opitz
1354 Highway 10 West
Livingston, MT 59047
For more information, contact Scott Opitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-222-5105.