Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Kalispell - Open House For Rebuild Of Old Reserve Drive

May 16, 2018


Lori Ryan, Public Information
Officer, (406) 444-6821,

Montana Department of
Transportation Schedules Open House to Discuss Plan to Rebuild Three
Miles of Old Reserve Drive

KALISPELL ó The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) has scheduled an open house to discuss the
proposed plan to rebuild about 3.0 miles of Secondary Route 548 (Old
Reserve Drive), northwest of the City of Kalispell. 

The meeting
will be held in Kalispell on Wednesday, May 30, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at the Stillwater Grange No. 107 located at 1370 Old Reserve Drive.
Project team members will be available during the open house to
discuss the proposed project. 

The project begins at the
intersection with Secondary Route 424 (Farm to Market Road) at
reference post 0.0 and extends easterly for 3 miles, ending at the
roundabout at Stillwater Road at reference post 3.0.

Proposed work
includes roadway realignments, surface widening, adding a shared-use
path on the south side of the highway, and finishing with a seal and
cover (chip seal), new pavement markings and signage.

The purpose of
the project is to provide a safer roadway and to provide a shared-use
path that will provide safe travel between West Valley School and
Glacier High School.
The public can expect single-lane closures in
the project area during working hours. More information regarding
closures will be made available prior to the beginning of

Construction is tentatively planned for 2021 depending
on completion of design and availability of funds. New right-of-way
and relocation of utilities will be required. MDT staff will contact
all potentially affected landowners prior to performing survey work
on their land. Staff will again contact landowners prior to
construction regarding property acquisition and temporary
construction permits.

For more information, please contact Missoula
District Administrator Ed Toavs at (406) 523-5802 or Project Design
Engineer Ben Nunnallee at (406) 523 5846. Or visit the project
website at:

Members of the
public may submit written comments at the meeting or to the Montana
Department of Transportation Missoula office at P.O. Box 7039,
Missoula, MT  59807-7039, or online at the project website noted

Please note that your comments are for project UPN 8134000
and submit by June 30 to ensure your comments are considered. 

attempts to provide accommodations for any known disability that may
interfere with a personís participation in any service, program, or
activity of the department. If you require reasonable accommodations
to participate in this meeting, please call Jan Nesset at (406)
556-4707 at least two days before the meeting. 

accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request
by contacting Alice Flesch, Human Resources and Occupational Safety
Division, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; (406) 444-9229; TTY
(800) 335-7592; fax (406) 444-7243; or e-mail to