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Basecamp Drive, US Hwy 93 Intersections Under Further Study



KALISPELL, MONTANA - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
in partnership with KLJ Engineering are moving forward with plans to
study the Basecamp Drive and US Highway 93 intersection. This study
will determine the best possible configuration for future
construction plans. 



"We understand the Kalispell Bypass has seen a
lot of recent construction," Montana Department of Transportation
District Administrator, Bob Vosen said. "Conducting this study is the
next step to complete the entire Bypass in the coming years. It will
help us determine what intersection configuration makes the most
sense for that particular area to improve traffic flow."



KLJ
Engineering studied the Basecamp Drive intersection in 2019 and
presented potential intersection selection options to the public.
These alternatives are located on the project webpage:
http://bit.ly/kalispellbypass. While MDT is advancing other
intersections along this corridor, such as Foys Lake Road and Airport
Road, the 2019 study identified a bottleneck traffic issue at the
intersection of the Kalispell Bypass and US Highway 93. This has a
ripple effect on the Basecamp Drive intersection configuration.  


With this challenge in mind, MDT will proceed with an additional
traffic analysis to determine the best solution for the Basecamp
Drive intersection. The study will be conducted in the summer and
fall of 2021 with results available towards the end of the calendar
year. These results will then be used to determine suitable
intersection configuration options in the coming year or two. The
timeframe for construction will be determined once a design schedule
and funding are determined.  



MDT and KLJ Engineering will be
providing updates as frequently as possible. All are welcome to check
the project website hosted by MDT at 
https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/kalispellbypass/ or email Becca 

at
becca@bigskypublicrelations.com to sign up for project updates via
email or text. For questions, call the project hotline Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 406-207-4484.