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Dec 6, 2018   |  

Feds approve $12-million for expansion of southern end of Kalispell Bypass

By: MTN News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The federal government is pledging to pitch in another $12 million to help finish full completion of the Kalispell Bypass.

Although the entire Highway 93 Alternate Route along the west side of Kalispell has been in operation for a couple of years now, the original, southern section is still the same as when it first opened as an "interim bypass" in 2010.

That two-lane section has continued to carry traffic to where it intersects with Highway 93 south of Kalispell. But it doesn't have the capacity and full exits and features of the four lane, northern section.

However, word came Thursday from Senator Jon Tester that Kalispell will receive a $12.7 million BUILD grant to help toward the highway's completion. That will widen two miles of the highway and replace the narrow roundabout at Foys Lake.

Local leaders had traveled to Washington, D.C. last summer to urge the U.S. Transportation Department to approve the funding. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Joe Unterreiner said the Chamber "couldn't be happier" with the news.

Senator Steve Daines and Representative Greg Gianforte also worked on getting the BUILD grant approved.


Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


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Bozeman, MT 59715
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Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
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119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


Capital One Center
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Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
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