As phase two of construction begins on the University of Alaska Anchorage's newest parking structure, traffic in the area will see year-long road closures, traffic pattern changes, and even changes to how pedestrians can get around in the area.
According to UAA, Neeser Construction began work on Friday on the 485-space parking garage just behind the engineering building on UAA Drive. Mallard Lane will be realigned to meet the Municipality's easement allocations for safety, and closed for the year due to the construction.
The multi-use trail north of the Wells Fargo Sports Complex will also be closed for the year. Pedestrians in the area are encouraged to use the Spine corridor or sidewalks along Providence Drive.
The project is expected to conclude in the summer of 2015.
For up-to-date information on construction and traffic information in the area, visit the UAA Facilities Blog.