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June 11, 2021 3:23 PM

Kalispell Bypass - Foys Lake Road

June 11th Update: The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and LHC Construction are appreciative of your patience as they work to create a smooth travel experience through the work zone.

This past week, LHC Crews experienced a bit of a delay due to wet weather conditions. Drivers may notice equipment in place to dry the ground.

Once the weather clears, workers will be continuing earthwork on the northbound on- and off-ramps. In addition, crews are moving forward with gravel and grading work on the Foys Lake side of the Bypass. This is in preparation for the western tear-drop shaped roundabout. Lastly, concrete pouring is almost complete on the Meridian Road side of the Bypass. Travelers will see a nearly complete tear-drop shaped roundabout on that eastern side.

As construction moves forward on schedule, updates are to come detailing new traffic alignments. There will likely be a fair amount of impact to traffic in the coming weeks. We will keep you updated on what to expect!

Please continue to be mindful of detours, gravel roadways, flaggers and signs especially as vacation and summer travel picks up in the next few months.

Click this link to visit the MDT Kalispell Project map for a useful visual on all 2021 projects occurring in the area.

Do you have questions about construction on the Kalispell Bypass? The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and LHC Construction team are holding virtual public meetings to answer questions about the Foys Lake Road Interchange construction. Join the team on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. (July 8, August 12 etc.). Meetings are held via Zoom. No registration is required. To access the dial-in details for each week click this link. All are invited to ask the project team questions and provide feedback! Schedule updates will be communicated as needed.

Questions? Please call 406-207-4484 or me Becca at becca@bigskypublicrelations.com

The Department of Transportation will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this weekly public meeting or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, contact the Department of Transportation no later than Tuesday, July 6 at 10 am MST, 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.

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July 16, 2021 4:26 PM

Thank you for your patience and understanding as the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and LHC continue roadwork on the Kalispell Bypass – Foys Lake Road Interchange.

Drivers will now be shifted to a detour on the northbound on- and off-ramps and the roundabout on the Meridian Road side of the project.

Travelers will notice crews installing walls for the overpass. The overpass will go into full construction later this summer.

 Pipe and drainage work is almost complete. In addition, the roundabout on the Foys Lake side of the project is almost done being paved! Great progress is being made on all fronts.

Lastly, next week the southbound off-ramp is being paved and the bike path will be tied into the project.  

With changing traffic patterns, please be mindful of flaggers, equipment and signs as you drive through the work zone. 

On behalf of MDT, we are excited to share with you a video about the Foys Lake Road Interchange. This video provides a reminder of why this work is being completed. Follow this link to view!

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and LHC Construction team are holding virtual public meetings to answer questions about the Foys Lake Road Interchange construction. Join the team on the second Thursday of each month at 6 pm. The next meeting is Thursday, August 12 at 6pm. Meetings are held via Zoom. No registration is required. To access the dial-in details for each week click this link. All are invited to ask the project team questions and provide feedback! Schedule updates will be communicated as needed.

Questions? Please call 406-207-4484 or me Becca at becca@bigskypublicrelations.com

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July 12, 2021 9:10 AM

LHC continues to make great progress on the Kalispell Bypass – Foys Lake Road interchange project. The majority of construction will be completed by the end of 2021 with crews returning briefly in spring of 2022 for final touches.

Drivers will experience a major traffic shift beginning the week of July 12.

Travelers passing through the work zone will be directed onto the ramps as opposed to through the roundabout configurations.  Flaggers and signs will be present. Speeds will continue to be reduced. Though traffic is generally kept moving through the intersection, please anticipate at least a few minutes of delay. 

With the traffic shift in mind, please be extra watchful of workers, equipment, signs, and other drivers.

In addition, this week, workers will be paving the roundabout on the Foys Lake Road side of the interchange. Soon, the on- and off- ramps will also be paved. Drivers will also notice walls being installed for the overpass that will go into full construction later this summer.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and LHC Construction team are holding virtual public meetings to answer questions about the Foys Lake Road Interchange construction. Join the team on the second Thursday of each month at 6 pm. The next meeting is Thursday, August 12 at 6 pm. Meetings are held via Zoom. No registration is required. To access the dial-in details for each week click this link. All are invited to ask the project team questions and provide feedback! Schedule updates will be communicated as needed.

Questions? Please call 406-207-4484 or me Becca at becca@bigskypublicrelations.com

July 2, 2021 4:46 PM

Happy Friday. On behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation, we wish you a safe, fun and cool Fourth of July. Construction crews will be off the road on Friday, July 2 after 3 p.m. Workers will not be present this weekend through Monday, July 5. No road closures will occur. LHC will be hard at work to ensure the construction zone is smooth, safe and efficient in preparation for holiday travelling.  

Beginning Tuesday, July 6, work will continue on the Kalispell Bypass – Foys Lake Road Interchange. Drivers will notice concrete pouring around the new tear-drop shaped roundabouts as well as temporary gravel being placed on the new interchange ramps within the work zone. 

In addition, gravel and asphalt paving will be taking place on the northbound ramps. 

As a reminder, after the holiday weekend, the traffic control and configuration will change due to these major construction milestones. Drivers will be directed to new routes via signs and flaggers in order for LHC crews to begin work on new sections of the road. 

Please be extra mindful of flaggers, workers, equipment, and signs around the work zone. Stay safe if you are traveling for the holiday!