Kalispell, Montana

What to Do Before Building a Road March 8, 2019

Kalispell, Flathead
What to Do Before Building a Road, Kalispell, Montana

Whether you’re building a parking lot for a commercial structure or adding a new road to better access private lands, road construction takes time and planning. With a few simple measures, however, you can ensure a smooth project. Here are a few steps to take before building begins to make sure all goes according to plan. 

3 Steps for Road Construction

1. Understand Local Permits

Different cities and counties can have varying zoning regulations for building roads on private property. Starting work without getting the necessary approvals could result in fines and leave you with a half-completed road. Make sure you’ve obtained all necessary permits for your area before the project begins.

2. Find a Quality Excavation Company

road constructionRoad construction is an intensive process, from surveying the land and finding the best possible site to developing designs and beginning construction. To streamline this process, find a company to assist with each step of the road construction project. Teaming up with just one contractor will speed up the work, help avoid miscommunication, and make it easier to manage everything.

3. Clear Land & Build the Road

With the proper permits and planning in place, you can finally get to work. Your contractor will likely need to clear and level the ground first to create a quality subgrade. They will then put in an aggregate base to add stability to the pavement before pouring on the asphalt mixture. Keep in mind that weather, soil conditions, and any underground utilities will all impact how long the process takes.


If you need help with a road construction project, contact Valley Excavating in Kalispell, MT. Serving the areas in and around Flathead Valley, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, and Lakeside for over 20 years, this locally owned and operated company offers a full range of excavation services to see your project through from start to finish. To learn more about their company or to request a free estimate, visit them online or call (406) 857-2086.

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