Village Greens Area Road Construction
The City of Kalispell will be performing mill and overlay road maintenance on Palmer Drive and West Nicklaus. Palmer Drive work will begin at East Evergreen Drive and end at Ritzman Lane. West Nicklaus Drive work will begin at East Nicklaus Drive and end at the new road section on the north end. The milling & paving operations are scheduled to start May 7th and are expected to be completed by May 31st.
Work will begin at approximately 7:00 am and continue to 6:00 pm. Residents should expect lane closures with delays. Flaggers and/or traffic devices will be in place to direct traffic. Expect heavy truck traffic during the project work hours. Schedules are subject to change based on weather and equipment operations.
This road maintenance will consist of 3 major tasks – Milling, Tack Oil, and Paving. Please refer to the map on the City of Kalispell’s website (Kalispell.com) for mill, tack and overlay schedules.
During the milling process (whereby the existing blacktop is removed from the street), you will be able to get your cars into and out of your driveways with relatively short notice, except for when the milling equipment is working directly in front of your property.
Tack oil is a hot oil product that helps asphalt stick to the surface. Residents should avoid driving and/or walking on wet tack oil. Please keep pets off the tack oil to avoid injuries to their paws. Tack oil is applied at high temperatures and will stick to vehicles, tires, shoes, etc. which can be tracked onto areas not within the construction zone. Residents are encouraged to utilize alternate parking areas during this time. A neighbor across the street would be a great resource for alternate parking; please be sure to speak to your neighbor and ask permission before construction starts.
During the paving process and after an area is paved, it’s imperative that adequate time (usually 4 to 6 hours) is allowed for the new blacktop to be properly compacted and cooled before traffic can drive on it. Please avoid driving and walking on the new asphalt mat, especially with pets. This will prevent damage to both the new street surface, your car’s finish and tires, and your pet’s paws. Residents are strongly encouraged to make sure that their automobiles are moved out of their driveways and off their street before this time.
The City of Kalispell would like to thank you for your understanding while we perform needed repairs in your area.
Please contact the Public Works Department at 758-7720 with questions or concerns.