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Virtual Informational Meeting To Discuss W. Reserve Drive



Kalispell, Montana  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT),
in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), local
jurisdictions, resource agencies, and the public, is developing a
corridor study of W. Reserve Drive in Kalispell. The study will
examine the roadway between the intersection with US 93 and the
intersection with US 2 and north one-half mile along Whitefish Stage
Road.



MDT recognizes the importance of this study to the Kalispell
community. The virtual informational meeting will provide information
to interested parties about the scope and purpose of the study,
collect feedback, and answer questions. The meeting will be held
during two times and will start with a short presentation followed by
a question-and-answer session. The format and content of each meeting
will be the same. Please attend whichever time is most convenient for
you.



W. Reserve Drive Virtual Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 17,
2021 at 11:00 AM OR 5:30 PM

How To Attend: Visit the website at
www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/westreserve to register for the meeting. 
Pre-registration is required to attend.



The W. Reserve Corridor
Study is a pre-environmental study that allows for early
planning-level coordination with the public, stakeholders, and
environmental resource agencies. The goal of the study is to identify
short- and long-term improvements to determine what can be done to
improve the corridor based on needs, public and agency input, and
financial feasibility.	The study will help ensure an efficient
transition from transportation planning to future project
development/environmental review, if any, based on need and funding
availability. This planning-level study is not a design or
construction project.



The purpose of the meeting is to inform
interested parties about the scope and purpose of the planning study,
to solicit input on the existing conditions, and to understand
roadway concerns within the study area that may be relevant to the
planning effort.



Community input is a very important part of the
process. Both the general public and the media are encouraged to
participate. The Montana Department of Transportation takes their
mission to improve the safety of public roads seriously and values
input from the community along with questions or concerns. 



Comments
and concerns may be submitted in writing by mail to Vicki Crnich,
Montana Department of Transportation, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT
59620, or by email to vcrnich@mt.gov or to Lisa Olmsted, DOWL, 222 N.
32nd Street, Suite 700, Billings, MT 59101 or by email to
lolmsted@dowl.com. 



For more information, or to submit comments
online, please visit the study website at:
www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/westreserve. The website will be updated
periodically as more information becomes available throughout the
course of the study.  



The Department of Transportation will make
reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to
participate in this W. Reserve Drive Virtual Meeting or need an
alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an
accommodation, contact the Department of Transportation no later than
March 15, 2021 to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that
you need. Please contact Matt Maze, Office of Civil Rights, P.O. Box
201001, Helena, Montana 59620; telephone (406) 444-5416; Montana
Relay 711; facsimile (406) 444-7243; or e-mail to mmaze@mt.gov.