WHITEFISH, MONT. (May 19, 2023) — Starting May 22, 2023, the shared use path along the Whitefish River from the end of the railyard (north of the trestle) to Miles Avenue will be closed due to construction. The Roundhouse Landing river access will also remain closed during this time. The closure will include both signage and barriers to alert users.
Following an investigation of the seep identified along the riverbank at Roundhouse Landing on April 10th, BNSF determined that abnormally low groundwater levels allowed impacted groundwater to pass underneath the existing interceptor trench. In consultation with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, BNSF has designed an improved interceptor system, including a deeper trench, that will prevent low groundwater levels from bypassing the system. Work will begin May 22nd and is expected to last approximately 6 weeks.
BNSF and the City will continue to work closely together to ensure the Whitefish River is a safe and enjoyable recreation opportunity in our community.