Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Kalispell - Open House On Reconstruct Of Whitefish Stage Rd

February 6, 2019


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

Montana Department
of Transportation Schedules Open House to Discuss Reconstruction of
Whitefish Stage Road

KALISPELL — The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) is hosting an open house public meeting on a
study to review roadway reconstruction alternatives for Secondary
Highway 292 (Whitefish Stage Road) between West Reserve Drive and
Montana Highway 40 (MT-40). 

The open house will be held in
Kalispell on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Room 139
of the Arts & Technology Building at the Flathead Community College
(777 Grandview Drive). The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a
brief presentation. After the presentation, the public is invited to
visit project displays and meet with project team members to ask
questions and provide comments on the project.

The purpose of the
study is to determine the scope and limits of a future reconstruction
project, which will provide an improved roadway that enhances
mobility, safety, long-term viability and future capacity for a
high-growth area of the county.   

The project study limits begin at
reference post 0.5 north of the intersection with West Reserve Drive
and extends north to reference post 9.3 at the intersection with
MT-40. The proposed project will analyze improvements including
widening the existing roadway, flattening side slopes, and improving
horizontal and vertical alignments. Safety projects have recently
been completed along this road and those sections will not be
reconstructed. An estimated construction date will be determined upon
completion of the study. 

For more information, please contact
Missoula District Administrator Ed Toavs at (406) 523-5802 or Project
Design Engineer Chuck Nemfakos at (406) 444- 9323. Members of the
public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of
Transportation Missoula office at P.O. Box 7039, Missoula, MT 
59807-7039, or online at:

indicate that your comments are for project UPN 8078 Whitefish Stage
Road and submit by March 12 to ensure your comments are considered. 

MDT will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities
who wish to participate in this public meeting. If you require an
accommodation, contact Jan Nesset at (406) 556-4707 to advise us of
the nature of the accommodation that you need.

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