Explore Big Sky: $25 million to go to Belgrade infrastructure

by EBS Staff

Sen. Jon Tester announced in a June 21 press release that $25 million will go toward supporting the Belgrade Urban Project. The money comes from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Grant, and will help fund  safety improvement and intersection projects. 

The BUP will construct a grade-separated crossing at Jackrabbit Lane and Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s railway intersection, and will implement five lanes on Jackrabbit Lane from Belgrade’s Main Street and Madison Avenue. 

Traffic signal updates and pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure are also included in the project, according to Tester’s release. 

“Belgrade is one of the fastest growing communities in Montana, and that growth puts real pressure on local infrastructure,” Tester stated in the release. “That’s why I was happy to lock arms with the local community to work to secure this funding through my bipartisan infrastructure law, and I am proud to see Belgrade awarded the maximum grant amount to get this project done. It’s great news for Belgrade’s small businesses and working families.”