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County receives around $550,000 for road in south Madison Valley

Commissioner Jim Hart received good news from the Federal Land Access Program (FLAP) on Oct. 6. The good news was approximately $550,000 to complete a road project from Highway 287 to Highway 87 in the south Madison Valley next spring – the road connects both highways with Forest Service land and the highly recreated Cliff and Wade lakes, Hart said.

Construction timeline on Sheridan Main Street changes again

Sheridan residents who are ready for a new Main Street have a reason to be excited – the contract for the Sheridan Main Street project that was awarded to Helena Sand and Gravel, Inc., will begin on Oct. 20, which is months earlier than expected, according to Geno Liva, project engineer with the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT).

Watch out for wide-load trucks traveling on Highway 287

If you have traveled Highway 287 in the past few weeks, odds are you have noticed multiple wide-load trucks traveling to Yellowstone National Park.
“The trucks are going from [Boise, Idaho,] to Yellowstone Park via Madison County,” Madison County Undersheriff Roger Thompson said. “They can’t go through [Rexburg, Idaho,] due to construction wide-load restrictions, so we are the most direct route.”

Ennis community moves forward with plan for new senior center

Madison County is home to an aging community – there are more baby boomers than generation x or y-ers. To accommodate that population, the town of Ennis is currently in the middle of a grant application to make their plans of a senior center, which will serve as a gathering place for the area’s elderly and a home for multiple community outreach programs, a reality.