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The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Planning Division identified a need for a Corridor Planning Study on West Reserve Drive, in Kalispell, Montana, from US 93 to US 2, and extending north from West Reserve Dr. approximately a half-mile on Whitefish Stage Road.

The purpose of the West Reserve Drive Corridor Study was to develop a comprehensive long-range plan for managing the corridor and determine what improvements can be made to address identified needs while considering public and agency input, environmental considerations, and financial feasibility. The study identified feasible improvement options to address safety and operational concerns within the study area. The study was a collaborative process with MDT, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), local jurisdictions, resource agencies, and the public to identify transportation needs and potential solutions. The study began in October 2020 and was completed in October 2021.