Roads and Bridges
Snow Plowing in the Flathead
2015 LOAD LIMITS Some load limits have been lifted, mainly in the valley floor. Please check the updated resolution for roads that still have the load limits on them. Updated 4-21-15.
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.
1249 Willow Glen Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901
P (406) 758-5790
F (406) 758-5794
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR:
April 1 - October 31
Monday - Thursday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
November 1 - March 31