The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) in partnership with KLJ Engineering are moving forward with plans to study the Basecamp Drive and US Highway 93 intersection to determine the best possible configuration for future construction plans.

To provide a bit of background, KLJ Engineering studied the Basecamp Drive intersection in 2019 and presented potential intersection selection options to the public. These alternatives are located on the project webpage. While MDT is advancing on other intersections along this corridor, such as Foys Lake Road and Airport Road, the 2019 study identified a bottleneck traffic issue at the intersection of the Kalispell Bypass and US Highway 93. This has a ripple effect on the Basecamp Drive intersection configuration.

With this challenge in mind, MDT will proceed with an additional traffic analysis to study the Kalispell Bypass/US 93 intersection to determine the best solution for the Basecamp Drive intersection. The study will be conducted in the summer and fall of 2021 with results available towards the end of the calendar year. These results will then be used to determine suitable intersection configuration options in the coming year or two. The timeframe for construction will be determined once a design schedule and funding are determined.

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