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Kalispell Concrete Rehab

Weekly Updates

June 20-26, 2021

  • Last week the Montana Department of Transportation completed the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project. One final task remains, which is adding contrast tape to the road for the white striping. Due to a shortage of materials, this task cannot be complete until our supplier restocks at an unknown time. Once we are able to obtain this material, the process of installing it should take one to two nights, and will require a temporary lane closure.

Previous Updates

June 13-19, 2021

  • Next week, crews will continue to stripe along the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project area on Main Street (US 93), from 6th Street to Washington Street, and Idaho Street (US 2), from Meridian Road to 7th Avenue EN. Single-lane traffic can be expected. After some weather delays, this process should be wrapped up in the coming weeks. This will indicate the end of the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project.
  • If you have any questions about this project, please call 406-207-4484 or email Amy at amy@bigskypublicrelations.com

June 6-11, 2021

  • Next week, crews will return to the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project area on Main Street (US 93) from 6th Street to Washington Street and Idaho Street (US 2) from Meridian Road to 7th Avenue EN, to complete striping work. Single-lane traffic can be expected. This process should be wrapped up by the following week.
  • If you have any questions about this project, please call 406-207-4484 or email Amy at amy@bigskypublicrelations.com

April 18-24, 2021

  • The electrical work for the Montana Department of Transportation’s (MDT) Kalispell Concrete Rehab project will be complete next week. Once temperatures warm up, crews will wrap up all signage installations and roadway striping. When these tasks are done, the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project will be considered complete.
  • We’d like to thank downtown Kalispell once again for their continued patience and understanding throughout this significant downtown project and the associated nighttime work. We are excited to wrap this project up for you all very soon.
  • If you have any questions about this project, please call 406-207-4484 or email Amy at

April 9, 2021

  • The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is resuming work on the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project on Monday, April 12. Crews will return to the project area, on Main Street (US 93) from 6th Street to Washington Street and Idaho Street (US 2) from 1st Avenue WN to 7th Avenue EN, to install radar detective systems and to conduct other minor utility work. This process should take about two weeks.
  • A majority of the work will occur Monday through Friday during nighttime hours, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Drivers can expect single-lane closures, directional signage, signals, and lowered speed limits in the area during this time.
  • Once the weather allows, crews will wrap up all signage installations and roadway striping. When these tasks are done, the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project will be considered complete.
  • If you have any remaining questions about this project, please call 406-207-4484 or email Amy at

October 21, 2020

  • The Kalispell Concrete Rehab project is complete for the season! Main Street (US 93) from 6th Street to Washington Street and Idaho Street (US 2) from Meridian Road to 7th Avenue EN have returned to regular traffic patterns. Crews will return in Spring ’21 to wrap up the permanent pavement markings and to perform some additional electrical work.
  • MDT and our crews would like to give a special thanks to the residents, businesses, and organizations in downtown Kalispell for their patience and understanding throughout this significant downtown project and the associated nighttime work. We hope you take a chance to take a smooth ride downtown on these newly rehabilitated roads!
  • If you have any remaining questions about this project, please call 406-207-4484 or email Amy at

October 19-23, 2020

  • Crews are wrapping up work in downtown Kalispell for the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project and are expected to be done with these tasks by Sunday, October 18.
  • Throughout the entire project area of US 93 and US 2, crews have been installing permanent signage. Temporary pavement markings have also been added to the roadways, and crews will plan to add the permanent markings in the Spring of 2021 once the weather warms up once again.
  • We are happy to answer any questions about this project through our hotline between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

October 11-16, 2020

  • Having just about a month of construction left, the Montana Department of Transportation is continuing work in downtown Kalispell Sunday, October 11 through Thursday, October 15 between 7p.m. - 7a.m.
  • Throughout the entire project area of US 93 and US 2, crews are going to be installing permanent signage. This will affect both the inside and outside lanes on the highways, so prepare for some minor delays.
  • We are happy to answer any questions about this project through our hotline between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

October 4-9, 2020

  • Construction on the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project will continue Sunday, October 4 through Thursday, October 8 between 7p.m. and 7a.m.
  • Crews will be sealing the joints, which are the long, straight cracks in the road where the concrete panels come together, on U.S. 2 between Meridian Road and 7th Avenue East-North. At the beginning of the week, they’ll work in the inside lanes heading east- and west-bound, and toward the end of the week they’ll work in the outside lanes heading west-bound.
  • Throughout the week on U.S. 2 and U.S. 93., crews will add permanent pavement markings and signage to the roadways. This will affect both the inside and outside lanes on either highway, so prepare for some minor delays.
  • We are happy to answer any questions about this project through our hotline between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

September 27 - October 1, 2020

  • Construction on the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project will continue Sunday, September 27 through Thursday, October 1 between 7p.m.-7a.m.
  • Crews will be sealing the joints, which are the long, straight cracks in the road where the concrete panels come together, on U.S. 2 between Meridian Road and 7th Avenue East-North. At the beginning of the week, they’ll work in the inside lanes heading east- and west-bound, and toward the end of the week they’ll work in the outside lanes heading west-bound.
  • We are happy to answer any questions about this project through our hotline between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

September 21-25, 2020

  • Construction is continuing in downtown Kalispell tonight, Friday, September 18, and Sunday, September 20 through Thursday, September 24 between 7p.m.-7a.m.
  • Tonight, drivers can expect crews to perform feather grinding, a precise concrete-grinding method, with a smaller concrete grinder on areas within the project that are difficult to reach with big grinders. Some noise from this process is to be expected as crews grind the concrete.
  • Early next week, crews will be grinding concrete on Highway 2 in the inside lanes between Meridian Road and 7th Avenue East-North. Later in the week, the crews will move to Highway 93 in the inside lanes between Center Street and Washington Street. Crews will also be resealing joints and fixing cracks in the concrete in these areas all week.
  • We are happy to answer any questions about this project through our hotline between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

September 14-18, 2020

  • The Montana Department of Transportation is continuing construction in downtown Kalispell Sunday, September 13 through Thursday, September 17 between 7p.m.-7a.m.
  • Early in the week, crews will be grinding concrete on Highway 93 in the outside lanes between Center Street and Washington Street. Later in the week, they will move to the Highway 2 inside lanes between Meridian Road and 7th Avenue East-North. Crews will also be resealing joints in the outside lanes all week. Additional work will be done adjusting man-holes, cross stitching the concrete, and making spall repairs. A spall is when concrete starts to flake or fall apart, and if left alone, could lead to more widespread deterioration.
  • We are happy to answer any questions about this project through our hotline between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

September 7-11, 2020

  • The Montana Department of Transportation is continuing construction in downtown Kalispell Tuesday, September 8 through Thursday, September 10 between 7p.m.-7a.m.
  • All week, crews will be grinding concrete on Highway 2 (Idaho Street) between Meridian Road and 7th Avenue East-North. This work will be done in the outside lanes on Tuesday, and the inside lanes on Wednesday and Thursday. Crews will also be resealing joints in the outside lanes all week. Additional work will be done adjusting man-holes, replacing cracks through cross-stitching, and making spall repairs to the concrete. A spall is when concrete starts to flake or fall apart, and if left alone, could lead to more widespread deterioration.
  • We are happy to answer any questions about this project through our hotline between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

August 30 - September 5, 2020

  • Construction for the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project will continue Sunday evening, August 30 through Thursday morning, September 3 between the hours of 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Early in the week, crews will replace panels on Main Street between Center Street and Washington Street heading north- and south-bound. All week, crews will be grinding concrete, adjusting manholes and resealing joints on Idaho Street between 1st Avenue West-North and 7th Avenue East-North heading east- and west-bound in the outside lanes.
  • No active MDT construction will be taking place in downtown Kalispell Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7. While crews will pause work to ensure travelers do not have to navigate around workers during this busy holiday, traffic control will continue to be set up in some areas. Minor delays can be expected.
  • We are happy to answer any questions about this project through our hotline between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

August 23-29, 2020

  • Construction for the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project will continue Sunday evening, August 23 through Thursday morning, August 27 between the hours of 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Night crews will start the week by replacing panels in the inside and outside lanes between Center Street and Washington Street heading North and South bound on US 93. After that, they will replace panels between 2nd Ave West-North and 2nd Ave East-North. Within these closures, crews will also be adjusting man-holes and repairing cracks and imperfections in the concrete through cross stitching and spall repairments. Any current road bumps resulting from these panel replacements will be smoothed out by the end of this project.
  • Drivers should expect slight delays when traveling through the US 93 and US 2 intersection. Flag people will help drivers navigate the intersection through lane closures identified by rumble strips, traffic cones, and directional signage. A map of these lane closures and directional signage can be found at: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/kalispellurban/docs/KCR-Intersection.pdf
  • We are happy to answer any questions about this project through our hotline between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

August 16-22, 2020

  • Construction for the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project will continue Sunday evening, August 16 through Thursday morning, August 20 between the hours of 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. To start the week, crews will cover panel replacements with concrete on the inside lanes and the median of US 2 between Meridian Road and 7th Avenue East-North. Rough concrete will also be repaired through spall replacements where the concrete has flaked or fallen apart, man-hole adjustments, and fixing of large cracks in the pavement with a cross-stitching method.
  • Early in the week, crews will replace panels in the outside lanes on US 2 from 2nd Ave West-North to 2nd Ave East-North. Later in the week, they’ll do the same in the inside lanes and median of US 2 from Meridian to 7th Avenue East-North.
  • We are happy to answer any questions about this project through our hotline between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

August 10-14, 2020

  • Construction for the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project will continue Sunday evening, August 9 through Thursday morning, August 13 between the hours of 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Sunday through Thursday, drivers can expect crews to be sawing pavement on US 93 (Main St) between Center Street and Washington Street in the inside lanes heading North-bound. Crews will also be replacing concrete panels from 7th Avenue East-North on US 2 (Idaho Street) to Meridian Road, which will affect the outside lanes heading West-bound. Both tasks will result in some noise, so neighboring communities could potentially face some minor disturbances.
  • On Sunday and Monday, crews will be smoothing rough and flaky concrete through spall repairments, adjusting manholes, and repairing cracks within these closures through cross-stitching. All of these repairs will be made within the project panel closures.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

August 3-7, 2020

  • Concrete preservation work for the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project continues Sunday evening, August 2 through Thursday morning, August 6. Crews will work between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Starting Sunday morning, crews will begin panel demo sawing in the outside lanes on US 93, between Center St and Washington St. This will result in some noise in the surrounding areas as crews saw the pavement into smaller sections and will continue through Thursday morning.
  • On Monday night, the replacement of concrete panels in the outside lanes from Meridian Road to 7th Avenue East-North on US 2 (Idaho St) will take place. This work will also result in some noise and will be conducted through Thursday morning.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

July 27-31, 2020

  • Concrete preservation work for the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project, between Meridian Road and 7th Avenue East-North, continues Sunday evening, July 26 through Thursday morning, July 30. Crews will work between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • The construction will affect the outside lanes of the East-bound traffic Sunday through Wednesday, and the West-bound traffic on Thursday. Crews will continue panel demo sawing, which will include some noise as the crews saw the pavement into smaller sections.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

July 20-24, 2020

  • Construction on the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project, between Meridian and 7th East-North, begins on the evening of Sunday, July 19.
  • Crews will start night work for this project on Idaho Street Sunday-Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.,. The work site will affect East-bound traffic on the outside lanes of all affected streets.
  • This phase of the project will consist of panel demo sawing, which will include some noise as the crews saw the pavement into smaller sections.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

July 13-17, 2020

  • Construction begins on the Kalispell Concrete Rehab project for the week of July 19-25.
  • Crews will start night work for this project Tuesday-Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., between Meridian and 7th East-North.
  • This phase of the project will consist of panel demo sawing, which will include some noise as the crews saw the pavement into smaller sections. It will affect East-bound traffic on the outside lanes of all affected streets.
  • Our project hotline is open for questions between 8:00 am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Call 406-207-4484 to reach us. Text updates are also available. To register, text KALISPELLROADS to 41411.

July 6-10, 2020

  • The Kalispell Concrete Rehab project is starting construction on the evening of July 12. Construction hours will be at night, Monday through Friday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Travel on Main Street (US 93) from the 6th Street to Washington Street and Idaho Street (US 2) from 1st Avenue WN to 7th Avenue EN, will be limited to one-lane with a traffic signal in place during night hours.
  • Both work sites are considered active construction zones 24-hours per day and drivers should exercise caution both during the day and at night.
  • This project is anticipated to finish in three months and will provide for a smoother commute for years to come! By working at night, MDT aims to ease construction-related traffic congestion in downtown Kalispell. However, we understand that some businesses may experience construction noise during the later hours. MDT is committed to minimizing noise impacts and travel delays by working efficiently to finish the road work as quickly as possible. Pedestrians and bicyclists are encouraged to utilize sidewalks or use an alternate route.
  • Texting updates are also available. To register text "KALISPELLROADS" to 41411.
  • If you have any questions, please call 406-207-4484 or email . We are here to help address your concerns during this project.