Woodland and 2nd Street / Conrad Intersection ImprovementsVirtual Workshop


The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and the City of Kalispell evaluated options to improve the intersection of 2nd Street East/Conrad Drive and Woodland Avenue. The City of Kalispell has seen 15.7% population growth between 2010 and 2017. It is no surprise that this intersection has seen an increase in vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The increase in traffic paired with the unusual traffic pattern of allowing westbound traffic coming up the Conrad Drive hill to continue through the intersection without stopping while the other 3 legs must stop, is resulting in more crashes. MDT has determined that the safest and most efficient way to reduce the number and severity of crashes to use a small single-lane roundabout.