Posted: Oct 8, 2012 7:18 AM by David Jay
Updated: Oct 8, 2012 7:18 AM
BILLINGS - A group of homeowners in the heights started a campaign last week...opposing the building of the Billings By-pass from Lockwood to the Heights.
Residents in the Height's neighborhood near Mary street, formed a group called "Save Mary Street."
About 13 homeowners could lose their homes on Mary Street if the preferred option for the bypass presented by the Department of Transportation this past September, is put into action.
The group sent a petition with nearly 400 signatures to the city, opposing the project.
"Save Mary Street" also has a website and will soon post signs around the city.
"If we would've been involved with the 2010 public meeting, we would've voiced our concerns at that time," said Brent Cathey," and I think they would've been looking at different routes right now if we had that opportunity. We just want to educate the public and the elected officials on how this project will negatively impact our neighborhood."
Councilman Denis Pitman says stopping the project is not probable, but he is working on setting up a meeting for the homeowners, with officials from the Department of Transportation, Yellowstone County and the city of Billings.
The group also introduced its new website this week for the Save Mary Street.