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Public Involvement

Kalispell Bypass

What's New

Aug 29th through September 5th

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: Paving and concrete pouring 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 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: Topsoil, concrete pouring and paving operations will be taking place. Increased activity between Ashley Creek and US 2. Motorists should expect flaggers, signal lights, reduced speeds, narrow lanes and watch for trucks and equipment in the area and obey all posted signs. Expect delays.

Two Mile Drive Area: Detour remains open to traffic. Special borrow hauling, bike path operations and bridge deck concrete pouring operations will be taking place. There will be activity on the bridge with increased truck traffic in and out of the area. A traffic signal and flaggers will be present and motorists traveling the 2 Mile Drive area should watch for trucks crossing the detour. Expect delays.

Three Mile Drive Area: Concrete work will be taking place. A traffic signal will be present at 3 Mile Drive and Stillwater Road and motorists should expect increased truck traffic entering and exiting the area. No delays.

Four Mile Drive Area: Sidewalk installation, striping, and approach paving operations will be underway. A traffic signal will be present at 4 Mile Drive and Stillwater Road for the purpose of Stillwater Road re-construction. Motorists should expect flaggers and single lane traffic and watch for reduced speeds and increased truck traffic in the area and expect lengthy delays.

Old Reserve Drive Area: Grinding and painting operations from Old Reserve to 2 Mile Drive will be taking place with increased asphalt truck activity. Trucks will be entering and exiting the area. Signals and flaggers will be present directing traffic for each lane. Motorists should anticipate lane closures and one-lane traffic in each direction and expect delays.

US 2 Area: There will be a detour between Ashley Creek and US 2 for concrete paving operations curb work, guard rail installation, light base installation and road construction. Motorists should expect re-routed traffic patterns, full traffic signals, flaggers and one-lane traffic in each direction and a re-configuration of lanes on a gravel surface on the existing Bypass from Ashley Creek bridge to US 2. Obey all posted signs and expect 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.

The public is reminded to stay clear of work areas and construction zones. There is NO public access through any construction area, work zone or trail system and the public is reminded NOT to walk, drive or ride through work areas or construction zones. If you witness trespassing through work areas or construction zones, 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 August 30th, September 20th and October 11th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and the public is encouraged to attend. Visit the Public Meetings page.