Sanderson Stewart was prime consultant for this award-winning $22.5 M (construction cost) project. The gateway corridor underwent a total reconstruction, improving approximately 4.5 miles of the existing rural two-lane Shiloh Road to a four-lane divided urban street. The project incorporates 8 multi-lane roundabouts in a series, a first in the United States, with extensive pedestrian and bicycle facilities including a pedestrian tunnel; landscaping; irrigation; and storm system.The project included extensive public involvement in an effort to address both the transportation needs along this developing corridor and provide a safe and efficient facility that provides vehicular and pedestrian mobility through the year 2027.
Sanderson Stewart was the prime consultant on this CTEP-funded project for the City of Billings to design and construct a multi-use trail in Swords Park. Swords Park is one of Billings' flagship parks and sits atop the rimrocks over downtown Billings. The trail, which traverses difficult terrain challenged by rock outcroppings and steep grades, was designed to take full advantage of the expansive views while minimizing its impact on the natural terrain, both visually and in terms of overall footprint. Because the trail accesses several of Billings' important historical sites, Sanderson Stewart worked with the Western Heritage Center Museum in Billings to develop interpretive content for the signs.
Sanderson Stewart is currently conducting phase two of a comprehensive Safe Routes to School evaluation of 22 elementary schools in the Billings School District. Addressing bicycle and pedestrian mobility and safety, this study includes a complete inventory of existing conditions, identification of barriers and conflict areas, walking route maps, recommended improvements and implementation strategies. It will ultimately result in a list of priority projects for each individual school, as well as city-wide. It will also include a thorough analysis of the big picture issues that may be affecting students' ability to walk or bike to school, including attendance boundaries, busing distances and school development practices.