Roads and Bridges

LOCATION: 1249 Willow Glen Drive, Kalispell

Montana Gravel Road

Montana Gravel Road

Mailboxes & Snow Plowing Policy (click here)

2019 Dust Cost Share applications are now being accepted.  Deadline to have them turned in to the Road Department Office is 4 p.m. March 8th 2019, do not include any money at this time. Once the contractor has been selected from the bid process we will send out a letter with the cost. It is important that we have all applications back for the bid book to be published with the correct amount of mileage.  Qualifying roads must be a county maintained road, ½ mile (2640 feet) minimum in length or the entire length of the road (whichever is shorter) unless it adjoins a participating road in the program. To print an application go to Downloads, Forms, 2019 Dust Cost Share packet.

The valley floor load limits have been lifted the link below will list the limits still in effect .

Here is a copy of the Load Limit Resolution 2460D.

Road Standards update for review.  Highlighted sections are the possible update.  These updates have not been approved by the commissioners at this time.

Flathead County Road and Bridge Department is a department within the county government that is under the direct control of the Flathead County Board of County Commissioners. The Road and Bridge Department is divided into the following three sub-departments. Included in these paragraphs is a brief overview of the department and its responsibilities.

The geographical range of county roads and bridges is:

  • Northern edge: North Fork to Canadian border
  • Eastern edge: Essex to Ferndale to Bigfork
  • Southern edge: Bigfork to Lakeside to Nirada to Thompson River
  • Western edge: Thompson river to Pleasant Valley to Olney

Road Department: Maintenance operations consist of snow plowing in the winter months, general road maintenance and major construction projects in the non-winter months. Monitoring traffic safety is a major concern. Some of the other areas of responsibilities are encroachments for utility installations, approach encroachments, road reviews for subdivisions, etc.

Bridge Department: Maintains approximately one hundred (100) bridges and approximately seven hundred (700) culverts, cattle passes and cattle guards. They install and maintain all guardrails. There are several dikes within Flathead County, which they are required to maintain.

County Shop: The shop maintains approximately two hundred and ninety (290) county owned vehicles and pieces of equipment which are operated by Road, Bridge, Shop, Sheriff, Commissioners, Animal Control, Eagle Transit, Health/Sanitation, Juvenile Detention, County Attorney, and the Disaster and Emergency Services Departments. All aspects of vehicle maintenance and repairs are performed.


Department Details:

1249 Willow Glen Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901

P (406) 758-5790
F (406) 758-5794

David Prunty

April 1 - September 29
Monday - Thursday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm

October 3 - March 31
8:00a.m.- 4:00 p.m.