It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, the Gurley Avenue overpass is a busy stretch of road.

How long the north-south arterial through Gillette can hold up has concerned city officials for years as it weighs its options about its future. The city recently began a study to identify all of its options with the overpass, including identifying alternate locations to potentially build a new one.

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A train idles under the Gurley Avenue overpass as traffic passes by Saturday afternoon in Gillette, as seen through and image taken from the footbridge at the end of Gillette Avenue with a 400 mm lens.

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A van cruises the Gurley overpass as a train sits idle on the tracks in downtown Gillette on Saturday afternoon.

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Light traffic drives over Gurley overpass during a clear, sunny day on Saturday.

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where is top pic from ? not gillette !!


How many studies do we need to do to address the issues with the overpass? Who is conducting these studies? Hopefully a local company for a change, if it really is necessary. Our window of lower prices of construction materials has passed, yet we continue to put temporary bandages on this structure, all the while spending money on other things that do not apply to public safety and convenience. What is going to happen when this bridge has to be closed long term and is deemed beyond repair?

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