Secondary 206 Safety Improvements
SF 119 Slope Flatten S-206
The project, located in Flathead County on Secondary 206, begins just north of the junction with MT 35 (P-52) at Reference Post (RP) 0.23, about seven miles east of Kalispell. It extends northerly 9.38 miles, and ends about 0.2 miles south of the US 2 junction at RP 9.61, 1.5 miles east of Columbia Falls.
Proposed work includes shoulder widening, slope flattening, drainage work, backslope excavation, a new pavement overlay, and finishing with a seal and cover (chip seal). Upgraded pavement markings, signage, guardrail, centerline rumble strips and shoulder rumble strips are also proposed. The purpose of the project is to enhance roadside safety along this route which has an identified trend of road departure crashes.
The project will require extensive right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation.