Montana Department of Transportation

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Public Involvement

Kalispell Bypass

What's New

September 26th through October 2nd

Kalispell Bypass in construction

Where: US 2, Old Reserve Drive, Foys Lake Rd Roundabout/Ashley Creek area, 2 Mile Drive, 3 Mile Drive, 4 Mile Dr & Stillwater Road.

Bridge: Sign installation operations at Ashley Creek north of Foys Lake Rd. US 2, 2 Mile Drive, 4 Mile Drive and Old Reserve Drive activities remain on schedule.

Detour: The detour remains open to traffic on 2 Mile Drive however, motorists should expect pilot cars, delays and increased truck traffic crossing the roadway. Travelers should check radio frequency 1610AM and project web site for updated traffic information.

Details: Construction is focused in 6 areas and weather conditions will be dictating construction operations for:

  • Foys Lake Rd roundabout/Ashley Creek Bridge
  • 2 Mile Drive
  • 3 Mile Drive
  • 4 Mile Drive/Stillwater Road
  • US 2 & Old Reserve Drive

Travel Information:

Foys Lake Rd Roundabout/Ashley Creek Area: Sign installation operations will be taking place. Increased activity between Ashley Creek and US 2. Motorists should watch for workers near the road and trucks and equipment in the area and obey all posted signs. No delays.

Two Mile Drive Area: Detour remains open to traffic and motorists should expect stop lights and Pilot Cars to be running. Curb and gutter and paving operatons will be taking place. There will be activity on the bridge with increased truck traffic in and out of the area. Motorists traveling the 2 Mile Drive area should follow the Pilot Cars and watch for trucks crossing the detour. Expect delays.

Three Mile Drive Area: Sign installation and seeding operations will be on-going. There will be increased truck traffic entering and exiting the area for ramp work activities. Motorists should watch for workers and equipment in the area and obey all posted signs. No delays.

Four Mile Drive Area: Sign installation, paving operations and ramp work will be on-going. A traffic signal will be present at 4 Mile Drive and Stillwater Road for the purpose of Stillwater Road re-construction. Motorists should expect reduced speeds and increased truck traffic in the area. No delays.

Old Reserve Drive Area: Paving, ramp work, seeding and erosion blanket installation will be taking place. Motorists should watch for trucks entering and exiting the area. Signal lights will be operating. No delays.

US 2 Area: Sign installation and bike path operations will be taking place. Motorists should expect narrowed lanes of traffic and watch for workers and equipment and obey all posted signs. No delays.

Trail system work operations will be taking place in all areas of the new Bypass and motorists are reminded to travel at posted speeds and obey all posted signs and watch for workers in the construction zones. Fines double in work zones.

Since the new bypass in not yet open, the public is reminded to stay clear of all work areas and construction zones. Do not drive, walk or ride on any portion of the new bypass or trail system. If you witness trespassing through work areas, construction zones, or trail systems please notify Flathead Law Enforcement officials immediately.

For further information, please tune in to local Flathead radio stations or radio frequency 1610 AM for weekly updates. For those interested in receiving weekly updates via email, please submit a request .

Questions or concerns may be addressed by calling LHC of Kalispell at 406-758-6400 or 406-858-0303 or by .

Upcoming Public Meetings

Public meetings will take place in the Glacier High School Conference Room on October 11th, beginning at 5:00 p. m. and the public is encouraged to attend. Visit the Public Meetings page.