It's a table of maps, papers, markers and, most importantly, ideas. The group from Community Builders, who are helping the City of Hamilton develop the intersection of US 93 and Hamilton's Main Street, are presenting ideas and listening to the public's ideas about the intersection. City Planner Matthew Rohrbach said the group had a design workshop Monday afternoon and will do that again Tuesday, February 4th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Hamilton's City Hall. It's a "drop in" session, where the public can come look at the possibilities for the area and present some plans of their own.

Rohrbach, however, invites everyone to come to a general open house Wednesday, February 5th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., where Community Builders will make presentations of ideas they have and get comments from the citizens. The idea is to improve the traffic flow for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, while also making the Main Street entrance more attactive. Once the ideas are recorded, then the Montana Department of Transportation will be consulted, since both roads are state highways. Rohrbach said property owners and Montana Rail Link are also a big part of the conversation.