Montana Department of Transportation

Active Project - MDT - Dern / Springcreek Road Intersection Improvements

Dern / Springcreek Road Intersection Improvements

SF 139 – Dern / Spring Reconstruct
UPN 8626000

Project Overview

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) proposes to reconstruct the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 (US 2) and Dern Road / W Springcreek Road. A Safety Audit noted this intersection as a safety concern due to the complicated geometric nature of the intersection. The intersection is located on a combination horizontal and crest vertical curve. This combination of geometric features creates limited sight distance for eastbound traffic approaching the intersection. The south leg of the intersection is located on a hill that also limits sight distance. The goal of the project is to improve safety and operations by providing the appropriate traffic control and geometrics to address existing crash trends and projected traffic conditions.

The intersection is located west of Kalispell along US 2 and is within Township 28N, Range 22W, Sections 10, 11, 14, and 15.