Thank you to everyone who has signed our petition. You've helped make a difference.
Two Speed Studies have been requested.
Flathead County Commissioners have also requested a Pedestrian Study for Lakeside.
Please sign and share our petition to help preserve and protect the safety of Lakeside, Flathead Lake, and the Highway 93 Corridor https://www.change.org/MontanaHighway93Corridor
The UWSA continues to advocate for local residents and highway users with concerns about safety and freedom of movement on Highway 93. As necessary we are also consulting with traffic engineering experts to help us all understand and navigate the needs and rights of all the impacted property owners and highway users.
We feel that all motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians should feel safe as they enjoy our lovely communities and natural wonders.
The Upper West Shore Alliance is not opposed to the concept of an Alpine Coaster. We do have concerns about its safety and environmental impact on this sensitive section of Highway 93 and Flathead Lake. We are currently acting on the behalf of the local residents of Somers and Lakeside who have reached out to us with questions and concerns. Acting as a liaison on their behalf with DEQ, MDT, and field experts & consultants to make sure their concerns are being adequately addressed.
MDT appreciates hearing from the community regarding any MDT work. Personal experiences and comments regarding Montana's highway systems are welcomed. You may send your questions and comments to Megan Redmond via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 406-396-1978.
Document requests can be made through the Request for Information website, for any an all Montana Highway projects and or approach locations.
Per Megan Redmond, "Once it is determined by MDT to dispose of a property, MDT’s disposition process of the property is outlined in Montana Law (M.C.A 60-4-201). When all approvals to sell the property are obtained, notices of a pending public auction of the property will be sent to interested parties on the list prior to the sale. The Law also states MDT is to place an ad in the local paper for a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks before an auction. An MDT “For Sale” sign will also be placed on the property to give the public the opportunity to contact MDT."
You can let Megan Redmon know if you are interested in the Old Lakeside Maintenance excess land sale (ELS). email@example.com She has stated that it may take approximately 6 months after any inspections and appraisals are completed.
We know many are most curious about the proposed changes to Hwy 93 near MM 99 for the Flathead Lake Alpine Coaster. We encourage you to reach out to Megan to be added to her distribution list. We will also try to keep current information on our website and blog. As of right now the developers and MDT have agreed upon a shared use approach at the location of 6808 US 93 as the safest approach option. According to Megan Redmon, "A number of factors led to this selection, including fewer conflict points by decreasing the number of approaches in a short distance, and increasing sight distance to the north."
Megan stated that no final approvals have been made as this permit is still being reviewed in the SIAP (Systems Impact Analysis Process).
Dec 8, 2022 - Feb 6, 2023 File a Declaration with the Flathead County Elections Office.
All 7 seats on this board are currently vacant. We need 7 Lakeside residents to recognize the criticality and step forward.