Fowler Avenue Connection

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The City of Bozeman and Sanderson Stewart are working on the early stages of new transportation project. The Fowler Avenue Connection project will connect Fowler Avenue from Oak Street to Huffine Lane.

The Fowler Avenue Connection is working towards completion of the predesign phase of the project. During this phase of the project, the City gathers baseline information required to establish a high level approach for detailed design development. All of the input from focus groups, walk audits, open houses and the maps, stories, and survey tools on this page have been included in the pre-design report. Tools on this page are currently closed and you can provide your input to City Commission on this project by submitting public comment to agenda@bozeman.net.

Check out the pre-design report in the document section on the right side of this page. We will continue to keep you informed throughout the design phase and let you know about upcoming opportunities to provide your input.

Register to provide your input by clicking the button in the upper right. Registered or not, you can click "Subscribe" to get email updates from the team with new information and ways to provide your input!

Thank you for your interest in this project. We're glad you're here!


Existing Conditions in the Fowler Connection Area. This image is an aerial view of the Fowler Avenue Corridor and shows which gaps will be completed during this project. Some future sections will require new intersections with local streets and paths.



The City of Bozeman and Sanderson Stewart are working on the early stages of new transportation project. The Fowler Avenue Connection project will connect Fowler Avenue from Oak Street to Huffine Lane.

The Fowler Avenue Connection is working towards completion of the predesign phase of the project. During this phase of the project, the City gathers baseline information required to establish a high level approach for detailed design development. All of the input from focus groups, walk audits, open houses and the maps, stories, and survey tools on this page have been included in the pre-design report. Tools on this page are currently closed and you can provide your input to City Commission on this project by submitting public comment to agenda@bozeman.net.

Check out the pre-design report in the document section on the right side of this page. We will continue to keep you informed throughout the design phase and let you know about upcoming opportunities to provide your input.

Register to provide your input by clicking the button in the upper right. Registered or not, you can click "Subscribe" to get email updates from the team with new information and ways to provide your input!

Thank you for your interest in this project. We're glad you're here!


Existing Conditions in the Fowler Connection Area. This image is an aerial view of the Fowler Avenue Corridor and shows which gaps will be completed during this project. Some future sections will require new intersections with local streets and paths.



  • Pre-design report published!

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    You can find the Pre-Design Report in the documents section to the right! This report captures all of the background on the project, analysis of existing conditions, future traffic models, and what we've heard from the community so far.

    The tools on the project page are currently closed, and you can provide your public comment to the project team and City Commission by emailing agenda@bozeman.net.

    We will continue to keep you informed throughout the design stage and let you know about additional engagement opportunities and ways to provide your input here on the Engage Bozeman project page.

    If you haven't yet done so, please sign up for email newsletters by clicking "Subscribe" in the lower right hand side of this page!

  • Transportation Board meeting materials

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    Hello all,

    Please find the agenda and meeting materials for the Transportation Board meeting on Wednesday 7/27 on the city's website at www.bozeman.net/meetings. The Fowler Ave Connection will be the first action item on the agenda after the general public comment period. There will also be public comment on this action item specifically after the project team presentation and questions from the board members.

    Thank you!

  • Thank you + upcoming meetings

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    Thanks to all who came out to the open houses! We appreciated the good dialogue, questions, and input. The survey has been closed with over 140 responses including those that were submitted at the open houses. There will be two more meetings before the project goes to design phase.

    • Transportation Board on Wednesday, July 27th at 6pm
    • City Commission on Tuesday, August 2nd at 6pm

    Both meetings will cover the full pre-design report and recommendations for moving into design phase. Board members and commissioners will hear public comment, ask questions, and make a recommendation on moving forward to design phase. Links to join and agendas will be posted on the city website the week prior to the meetings.

    You can join the meetings in person or online or write to agenda@bozeman.net to provide written public comment at any time. All of the submissions on this project page will be included in the pre-design report and provided to decision makers in the pre-design report. We'll post a copy of that here as soon as its finalized!

  • DATE CHANGE: Join Us for an Open House!

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    Join us at the upcoming Fowler Connector Open House events to learn more and provide feedback about the preliminary design ideas. The project team will be providing overviews of the various corridor configurations for street layout, intersection types, and multimodal amenities. Both events will be held at Fire Station #3 (1705 Vaquero Pkwy, Bozeman, MT 59718) with parking at the Dinosaur Park.

    • 4:00-6:00 pm Tuesday June 14th
    • 4:00-6:00 pm WEDNESDAY JUNE 29th
  • Fowler Field Trip Summaries

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    The project team recently hosted three “Field Trip” walk audits with neighbors and decision-makers to look at streets and intersections similar to the design options for the Fowler Avenue connection. Summary notes highlighting the observations, preferences, and discussions from each Field Trip are available in the Document section on this webpage.

  • Join us in June for Open Houses!

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    Two Open Houses will be hosted in June to provide additional opportunities for all to engage! We'll bring the snacks and fun ways for you to provide your input so bring the family, ideas, or just curiosity and stop by to learn more!

    When:

    • June 14th from 4-6pm
    • CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY JUNE 29th from 4-6pm

    Where: Fire Station 3 @ 1705 Vaquero Pkwy

    What: Please join us for...

    • Summaries of what we've heard from community members so far during the engagement process.
    • Information on the design alternatives and decision making criteria that will influence final design
    • High level conceptual designs of what the corridor might look like and traffic modeling for each
    • Activities for all ages and abilities to share their perspective on how the future Fowler Avenue should look and function
    • Opportunities to ask questions and explore answers with the project team


  • Fowler Field Trips

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    Join us for a great opportunity to get off the zoom screen and bring together professional expertise and lived experience. City staff, project engineers, mobility advisors (folks with low vision, hearing, or who use mobility devices), neighbors, and decision makers will have a chance to learn about the intricacies of potential design alternatives for the future Fowler Avenue Corridor.


    • Each field trip is limited to 15 attendees.
    • Be prepared to walk for about 90 minutes and adhere to the safety guidelines we will set for the group.
    • Please wear good walking shoes and bring clothing appropriate to the weather forecast.


    We will meet at the identified “parking locations” and then walk from there, stopping often to observe transportation behavior and design features along the way. For each location we will explore and experience different lane configurations, intersection designs, multimodal facilities, and landscaping/amenities from all of these different perspectives.


    DATE SUBJECT AREA PARKING LOCATION

    3:00pm Thursday May 5th Ferguson & Durston Christ the King Lutheran Church, 4383 Durston Road

    3:00pm Tuesday May 10th Graf & 3rd Alder Creek Park, South 11th Ave (just south of Brookdale Dr)

    8:00am Tuesday May 17th Oak & Fowler Dinosaur Park, 1707 Vaquero Pkwy


    SIGN UP FOR A FIELD TRIP HERE:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAFAE2CA7FFC43-fowler

  • Focus Group Summaries

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    The project team is conducting eight Focus Group meetings to discuss the design criteria and to gather input on the Fowler connector project. The groups that were met with are:

    There were many great discussions and the team received much thoughtful input. The summaries of the meetings can be found in the documents section on the lower right-hand side of this page or by clicking on each group above.

    A copy of the presentation slides can also be found in the document section or by clicking here.


  • City Commission Special Presentation: Fowler Avenue Connection Project Overview

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    The project team presented an overview of the Fowler Avenue Connection project to the Bozeman City Commission on February 15, 2022. The presentation slides are available for download here and the video of the presentation is available online and included below.


  • Newsletter update

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    Fowler Avenue Connection: Engagement update

    Hello all,

    A newsletter was sent recently to provide a couple of updates on the project. Check out the newsletter content below, click the "stories" tab to share your thoughts on what matters most to you in this new connection, and be sure to subscribe to email updates if you haven't already! Click "subscribe" in the bottom right side of this page.

    The Sanderson Stewart and City of Bozeman project team will give a presentation on the Fowler Avenue Connection project to City Commission on February 15th at 6pm. The meeting will be virtual, and you can find the agenda and link to join on the City’s website.

    Tune in to lean about the what, why, how, and when behind the project. No discussion, decisions, or deliberation will occur at this meeting, it’s purely informational. The purpose is to introduce the project team, review the scope and engagement process, and highlight some of the criteria that will be considered by the public, staff, and decision makers when designing and building this new transportation connection.

    Share with us on Engage Bozeman! What are the most important considerations for you as we design the Fowler Avenue Connection? Whether you’re a neighbor, a Gallatin High student, or a commuter by bike, bus, or car, we want to hear about your values.

    Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

    The Fowler Avenue project team

Page last updated: 04 Aug 2022, 09:57 AM