Montana Reinvestment Act
The Montana Department of Transportation is planning to construct a project known as the Kalispell Bypass Project. The project intent is to reduce regional roadway congestion, provide for planned population and economic growth, enhance traffic safety and improve regional mobility for the greater Kalispell Area. This project is regionally significant as US 93 services all of Western Montana from the Canadian border to the Idaho border near Lost Trail. Additionally, US 93 is the primary route for North/South travel in the Northwest region of Montana serving traffic in Kalispell, MT, Whitefish, MT, Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, and Missoula, MT. US 93, in Kalispell, MT, also intersects with US 2 which is a major east/west route connecting all of Northern Montana.
The project will construct the new roadway on largely undeveloped land which has been preserved through a Corridor Preservation Project, NH 5-3 (60)109, and through close cooperation with the City of Kalispell and Flathead County. The Kalispell Bypass Project, currently in various stages of completion, was initially identified in the preferred alternative in the 1994 Final Environmental Impact Statement.
To relieve roadway congestion and enhance safety in Kalispell and to provide an alternate route for through traffic within the region