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Zimmerman Trail Could Open By Mid-June

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Construction on Zimmerman Trail will begin as soon as out-of-state contractors finalize their bids.

City engineers say they are relieved plans are moving along quickly especially since so many parties are involved.

The Montana Department of Transportation, city, county, and private property owners have the same goal, to re-open Zimmerman Trail.

City engineer Debi Meling says she's looking forward to sharing her plans with city council members tonight.

"The state has done everything they can. The federal highways has been very cooperative for all the rules we have to meet there. It's really been a great effort on everyone's part to get it moving to point where we can do something in the next couple of weeks," says Meling.

Meling says the project was initially estimated to cost between $1 to $3 million.

But now, contractors likely will submit bids somewhere between $1 to $2 million.

Meling says construction should begin at the end of may.

If all goes according to plan, Zimmerman Trail will re-open by mid-June.

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