Nashua Overpass Options Presented
Residents Raise Questions At Meeting; Public Comment Period Ends Oct. 11
Nashua residents had a chance to ask questions and voice concerns about the building of an overpass to alleviate the problem of the village's railroad crossing being blocked by trains.
Approximately 40 people were at the meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Nashua Civic Center.
A presentation of four options for construction of the overpass was presented by Tim Erickson of HDR Engineering in Billings. Also present at the meeting to field questions were MDT officials. No representative from BNSF was present.
Although several people openly stated their vote of either for or against the project, most did not.
Questions from the audience ranged from if an economic analysis had been conducted to safety concerns in regard to emergency responders to feasibility of options other than an overpass.
The public comment period on the overpass will end on Friday, Oct. 11. Everyone who was at the meeting was given a form they could fill out and return to the Montana Department of Transportation.
Those who did not attend can send their letters to Shane Mintz, Glendive District Administrator, MDT, P.O. Box 890, Glendive, MT 59330-0890. Include your name, physical address and email address. You can also fax your letter to 406-345-8250. Or, if you wish, go online to http://www.mdt.mt.gov/comment_form.shtml to submit your comments.
See next week's Courier for more meeting coverage.