Lewis and Clark County’s Forestvale Cemetery to undergo $100K upgrade

The historic stone arch entrance to Lewis and Clark County’s Forestvale Cemetery is poised to receive a facelift come fall, including asphalt pavement and parking spots.

Forestvale Cemetery Supervisor Bob Richards told Lewis and Clark County commissioners Thursday that the installation of a culvert along McHugh Drive forced the county to reroute the cemetery entrance, and this latest project, estimated to cost about $107,000, is “(b)asically just finishing up since that was moved a few years ago, finishing up, completing and beautifying that area.”

Forestvale Cemetery north of Helena.

Phil Drake, Independent Record

The project will include some demolition and excavation as well as the addition of asphalt paving, a culvert extension, four parking spots, one handicap parking spot, new signage and a sidewalk that leads from the parking area through the gated pedestrian entrance.

Landscaping is also expected to be added.

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