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U.S. 93 road work north of Kalispell begins, expect delays

by Daily Inter Lake
| June 7, 2023 1:00 AM

Road construction work was set to begin Monday, June 5 on a stretch of U.S. 93 north of Kalispell.

The Montana Department of Transportation and Knife River are repaving approximately 2 miles of the five-lane highway north of Reserve Drive in Kalispell. Construction is expected to begin the week of June 5 and be completed this fall.

Once construction begins, motorists can expect for north and southbound lanes to travel on the same side of the highway, reduced speed limits, width restrictions. Traffic may be directed by flaggers, pilot cars and traffic signals.

Construction is anticipated to begin with night work on the section of roadway between Reserve Drive and Stillwater River bridge. At this location, work will take place between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Work north of the Stillwater River bridge will take place during daytime hours, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and is anticipated to begin the week of June 12. Improvements to this stretch of road will include a resurfaced roadway, chip seal, fog seal, new pavement markings and signage, upgraded guardrail, and installing shoulder rumble strips and updated barrier ends on the Stillwater River bridge.

“This is a cost-effective preventative maintenance project that will improve the driving surface and help with maintaining the highway,” said John Schmidt, the state’s Missoula district construction engineer. “This roadway has received minor maintenance in the past 15 years, but this project marks the most significant rehabilitation.”

More information about the planned improvements and construction activities can be found at mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/us93northreserve/.

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.

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