Lewis and Clark County approves $450K in ARPA funds for Country Club Avenue repairs

Lewis and Clark County commissioners have set aside nearly $450,000 in federal funds to be used to resurface Country Club Avenue, a roadway peppered with potholes and featuring a foreboding sign of what lies ahead.

The temporary fixes to the street that rolls from Fort Harrison past the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts and Spring Meadow Lake State Park would be paid for by what county officials called “unobligated” American Rescue Plan Act funds, the commissioners were told Thursday.

A road sign reads “ROUGH ROAD AHEAD” on Country Club Avenue in Helena.

SONNY TAPIA, Independent Record

“As you are aware, Country Club Avenue is in rough shape,” Jenny Chambers, Lewis and Clark County Public Works director, told the commissioners Thursday.

She said the age of the road is unknown, that it was built before current engineering standards and the infrastructure is failing. She noted Country Club Avenue features a “Rough Road Ahead” sign warning travelers.

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Chambers said the long-term goal for the road is to reconstruct it

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