Rattlesnake/University Connection (RUX) Phases I & II
2013 - Present
Phil Gardner (FMP) Monte Sipe (City)
The RUX Trail was constructed to give pedestrians and bikes a safe route to travel from the Lower Rattlesnake neighborhoods to the University of Montana. The 10’-wide asphalt non-motorized trail includes a bridge crossing Rattlesnake Creek. Located between Pine Street at Monroe and Van Buren, it also connects on-street bike routes downtown to the Lower Rattlesnake and the University. Once across Broadway, sidewalk and curb improvements were made and a bicycle lane added to create a safer space for non-motorized traffic to reach the Van Buren Street Bridge.
A lease agreement with MRL and an encroachment permit from the Montana Department of Transportation was required to construct the project. The RUX was partly funded by a Western Federal Lands Grant and Montana State Parks House Bill 0005.
- Western Federal Lands Grant (Phase I)
- Friends of Missoula Parks
- City of Missoula
- Montana Rail Link (MRL)
- Montana Department of Transporation (MDT)
- Property Owners