Kalispell City Council on Monday approved the selection of Alta Planning and Design with KLJ Engineers to design the Kalispell Trail and Complete Street project as part of the Core Area redevelopment plan.
The project includes the redesign of downtown after the railroad tracks that split Kalispell are torn out and the Glacier Rail Park is constructed on the west end of town.
According to the city’s request for qualifications on the project, the existing rail line running through the city will be removed next year, and in 2020 the new Kalispell Trail and Complete Street connection will be built. The overall project will cost an estimated $21 million. About half is coming from a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant, with the other half matched by funds from Kalispell’s tax-increment finance district.
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