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MDT News

Construction To Improve US 93 Near Lakeside & Somers Begins

KALISPELL & LAKESIDE - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
will begin construction to improve Highway 93 near Lakeside and
Somers the week of April 19th. Construction is expected to be
completed in June.

"Highway 93 is an important and busy corridor,"
said Missoula District Construction Engineer John Schmidt. "MDT and
our contracting partner Riverside Construction are working hard to
complete these needed improvements as quickly and efficiently as

The project area begins just north of West Shore State
Park near the Presbyterian Camp Road, and extends north through
Lakeside, ending near the Old US Highway 93 intersection. 


 Traffic will be reduced to one lane during the

 Pilot cars and flaggers will direct traffic through the
work zone.

 Speed limits will be reduced.

 Expect 15 minute delays
through the work zone.

 Traffic will return to two lanes at night.

Access on to the newly laid asphalt surface will be restricted for
20-30 minutes.

The project will rehabilitate about nine miles of
pavement on US 93 and install centerline and shoulder rumble strips,
new pavement markings, signage, and delineators. Additional work
includes upgrading the ADA sidewalk ramps at the intersection of US
93 and Bierney Creek Road, and the intersection of US 93 and Adams
Street in Lakeside.

"These improvements will help extend the life of
the highway, provide a smoother driving surface, and add safety
features for motorists and pedestrians," said Schmidt. 

To sign up
for construction email updates, text LAKESIDE93 to 22828. Questions
and comments can be sent to or by phone at (406)

For the safety of the public and construction workers,
MDT encourages motorists to plan ahead, allow extra travel time, slow
down and use caution through work zones on Highway 93. Current
construction information and road conditions throughout Montana can
also be found on the MDT Travel Info App at

Alternative accessible
formats of this document will be provided on request. Persons who
need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights,
Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001,
Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at