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.