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Anchorage Area Road Construction Preview

Published On: Apr 13 2014 02:56:07 PM AKDT
Navigator for Apr 13

Alaska Navigator (DOT)

ANCHORAGE -

The warming weather means road construction season is almost here. Below is a list of some of the major projects around Anchorage.

West Dowling Reconstruction Phase II:
    Cost: $36 million
    Traffic impacts: 6 week closing of Raspberry/West Dowling Intersection, Arctic Road Closure
    More info: http://www.dowlingroad.com/

5th and 6th Avenue Re-Paving
    Cost: $6 million
    Traffic Impacts: some single lane closures, much of the work will happen on weekends at night.

L and I Re-Paving
    Cost: $2.5 - $5 million
    Traffic Impact: Paving will happen at night. There may be some temporary single lane closures

88th Avenue Upgrade, Spruce Brook St. to Elmore Road
    Cost: $3.5 million
    Traffic impacts: periodic closures of 88th Avenue. Due to noise concerns

Northern Lights Blvd at UAA Drive Improvements
    Cost: $2.8 million

Birch Road: Whispering Spruce Intersection Improvements
    Cost: $500,000 - $1 million
    Traffic Impacts: temporary lane closures

For more information: check out DOT’s 511.gov if you’re traveling Alaska’s highways. The Department of Transportation's site gives detailed information and construction forecasts.