Thanks to city on path work

Editor: 

On behalf of Livingston’s Parks and Trails Committee, I would like to extend sincere thanks and gratitude to the city for its work to secure funding for the O Street to Veterans Bridge shoulder widening, which is a priority for our committee. As reported recently in The Enterprise, the O Street-to-Bennett Multi-Use Path and Connector Project, as it’s formally called, will provide a safe bike and walking lane from downtown Livingston over Veterans Bridge to Livingston HealthCare, the broader trail system at Meyers’ River View Trail and Alpenglow Trail and businesses to the east.

We, as a committee, are motivated by our belief that enhancing Livingston’s parks and trails make our community a better place to live. This project vastly improves the safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who regularly use this stretch of road.

This project has been a top priority of Livingston’s Parks and Trails Committee for several years. Melody Montgomery, the city’s grant writer, as well as Shannon Holmes, Livingston’s director of Public Works, and Lisa Lowy, interim city manager, have been instrumental in helping to advance this vitally important undertaking, as have key Park County committee members.

The grant being submitted by the city is extremely competitive. We urge residents from Livingston and across Park County to write letters of support. We are confident that with overwhelming public support and a strong application, the Montana Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives grant program will choose to fund this project. All letters should be addressed to Dave Holien, Acting AT Program Manager, and emailed to Melody Montgomery at mmontgomery@livingstonmontanta.org by Feb. 7. You can also contact Melody or me for more information. 

 Jeanne-Marie Souvigney, Chair
Livingston Parks and Trails Committee

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