The "Connect 93" project to improve Hamilton's Main Street intersection with U.S. 93 is heading into the final stages of a presentation to Hamilton's City Council. More public input is encouraged, though. Two question-and-answer sessions will be conducted online Wednesday, July 8. City Planner Matthew Rohrbach and Public Works Director Ronny Ramer will talk about project plans and answer questions and take comments from the public. The Zoom platform link is at the Hamilton official website under "News and Announcements."

The current plans include sidewalks on Marcus Street and pedestrian islands at the intersection, changes in traffic flow in and out of the Safeway parking lot and the Bitterroot Brewery, addition of medians on US 93 north and south of the intersection and ways to make the intersection more welcoming. The city has been working with design experts Community Builders, and have included more information and a public survey at the Connect 93 website. Rohrbach said the group would like to present their findings to the council in August. The two sessions Wednesday will be from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

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