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 Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities · Northern Region · 2021 Construction Project Facts 


Richardson Hwy MP 159-167 Reconstruction 

Project overview 

Project Description and Location 

Continue to realign and widen the road embankment from MP 159 to 167. Construct Haggard Creek Bridge. Improve the drainage along the highway by placement of culverts, ditch lining, and riprap. 

General Expected Traffic Impacts 

Expect 20 minute delays and possible road closure at night during blasting days. 

Project Timeline 

Summer 2020 – October 2022 

Contractor and Contract Amount 

QAP, $26,897,331 

Funding Information 

This project is 90% funded by the Federal Highway Administration with a 10% state match. 

Where to find more information 

DOT&PF Project Engineer 

Kyungyun Chi, 907-374-3709, kyungyun.chi@alaska.gov 

Current Traffic Information 

AlaskaNavigator.org and 511.alaska.gov 

Northern Region DOT&PF 2021 Construction Information 

dot.alaska.gov/nreg/construction 


Richardson Highway MP 138-148 Reconstruction 

Project overview 

Project Description and Location 

Rehabilitate the Richardson Highway between MP 138 and MP 148. Project work will include bridge work, drainage improvements, intersection improvements, utilities, and roadside hardware. 

General Expected Traffic Impacts 

Expect delays up to 20 minutes on this section of the Richardson Highway. 

Project Timeline 

March 2021 - September 2021 

Contractor and Contract Amount 

Qayaq Construction, LLC, $10,274,997 

Funding Information 

This project is 90% funded by the Federal Highway Administration with a 10% state match. 

Where to find more information 

DOT&PF Project Engineer 

Jeremy Torres, 907-451-5492, jeremy.torres@alaska.gov 

Current Traffic Information 

AlaskaNavigator.org and 511.alaska.gov 

Northern Region DOT&PF 2021 Construction Information 

dot.alaska.gov/nreg/construction 


Richardson Highway MP 82-97 Resurfacing 

Project overview 

Project Description and Location 

Resurface the Richardson Highway from MP 82 - 97. Improvements include drainage improvements, roadside hardware, and utilities. 

General Expected Traffic Impacts 

Delays up to 20 minutes on this section of the Richardson Highway. 

Project Timeline 

May 2021 - September 2021 

Contractor and Contract Amount 

HC Contractors, Inc., $7,544,534 

Funding Information 

This project is 90% funded by the Federal Highway Administration with a 10% state match. 

Where to find more information 

DOT&PF Project Engineer 

Jake Mills, 907-451-3037, jacob.mills@alaska.gov 

Current Traffic Information 

AlaskaNavigator.org and 511.alaska.gov 

Northern Region DOT&PF 2021 Construction Information 

dot.alaska.gov/nreg/construction 


Denali Highway Rock Creek Bridge Replacement 

Project overview 

Project Description and Location 

Replace existing one-lane bridge with a two-lane bulb-T concrete bridge at Denali Highway MP 25, Rock Creek. 

General Expected Traffic Impacts 

Traffic will be detoured around the working area through a temporary crossing. Flagger may be used on site for equipment access. Expect 20 minute delays. 

Project Timeline 

April 2021 - September 2021 

Contractor and Contract Amount 

Tutka, LLC, $3,480,750 

Funding Information 

This project is 90% funded by the Federal Highway Administration with a 10% state match. 

Where to find more information 

DOT&PF Project Engineer 

Jacob Temple, 907-451-5457, jacob.temple@alaska.gov 

Current Traffic Information 

AlaskaNavigator.org and 511.alaska.gov 

Northern Region DOT&PF 2021 Construction Information 

dot.alaska.gov/nreg/construction 


Gulkana River Boat Launch 

Project overview 

Project Description and Location 

Construct a multi-purpose facility to serve the existing unimproved boat launch site at the Gulkana River Bridge near MP 127 on the Richardson Highway. Work includes construction of new wayside areas and access roads. 

General Expected Traffic Impacts 

Traffic impacts should be minimal, for haul units entering and leaving the project site, and for the construction of a new approach. There may be restrictions and delays accessing the existing unimproved shoreline boat launch; we are investigating if construction can be sequenced to avoid high use times. 

Project Timeline 

Mid-summer - November 2021 

Contractor and Contract Amount 

Project not yet awarded 

Funding Information 

This project is 100% funded by the State of Alaska. 

Where to find more information 

DOT&PF Project Engineer 

Jeremy Torres, 907-451-5492, jeremy.torres@alaska.gov 

Current Traffic Information 

AlaskaNavigator.org and 511.alaska.gov 

Northern Region DOT&PF 2021 Construction Information 

dot.alaska.gov/nreg/construction 



Lake Louise Road MP 9-19 Spot Resurfacing 

Project overview 

Project Description and Location 

Resurface Lake Louise Road between milepost 9-19 with chip seal or high float surface treatment. Project will include minor leveling, grading, clearing, drainage improvements, roadside hardware, and striping. 

General Expected Traffic Impacts 

Delays up to 20 minutes on Lake Louise Road. 

Project Timeline 

May 2021 - September 2021 

Contractor and Contract Amount 

Project not yet awarded 

Funding Information 

This project is 90% funded by the Federal Highway Administration with a 10% state match. 

Where to find more information 

DOT&PF Project Manager 

Dave Arvey, 907-451-2621, david.arvey@alaska.gov 

Current Traffic Information 

AlaskaNavigator.org and 511.alaska.gov 

Northern Region DOT&PF 2021 Construction Information 

dot.alaska.gov/nreg/construction 


McCarthy Road Chokosna River Bridge 

Project overview 

Project Description and Location 

Replace existing Chokosna River Bridge at McCarthy Road MP 27. Bridge will be replaced on a new alignment, with a single-span 146’ length bridge. Other work includes realigning the road to the new bridge, armoring the new embankment to prevent erosion, removing the existing bridge, relocating approaches and culvert work. 

General Expected Traffic Impacts 

Reduced speeds in the project area and intermittent delays, up to 20 minutes. Delays should not be present the whole length of the construction period, as the majority of the work will occur off the existing road on a new alignment and the existing bridge will remain until the new is complete. 

Project Timeline 

May 2021 - September 2021 

Contractor and Contract Amount 

HC Contractors, Inc., $3,729,282 

Funding Information 

This project is 100% funded by the Federal Highway Administration, with 58% of that funding coming from the Federal Lands Access Program within the Federal Highway Administration. 

Where to find more information 

DOT&PF Project Engineer 

Frank Jordano, 703-350-2880, frank.jordano@alaska.gov 

Project Website 

http://dot.alaska.gov/nreg/chokosna/ 

Current Traffic Information 

AlaskaNavigator.org and 511.alaska.gov 

Northern Region DOT&PF 2021 Construction Information 

dot.alaska.gov/nreg/construction 


Crystal Creek Culvert Replacement 

Project overview 

Project Description and Location 

Replacing multiple failing culverts with single fish pass culvert and improve horizontal and vertical curve geometry on McCarthy Highway at milepost 41. 

General Expected Traffic Impacts 

One- lane traffic, 20 minute delays and potential for temporary (12-hour) closure. 

Project Timeline 

Currently unknown, potential start in 2021 construction season 

Contractor and Contract Amount 

Project not yet awarded 

Funding Information 

This project is 90% funded by the Federal Highway Administration with a 10% state match. 

Where to find more information 

DOT&PF Project Engineer 

Frank Jordano, 703-350-2880, frank.jordano@alaska.gov 

Current Traffic Information 

AlaskaNavigator.org and 511.alaska.gov 

Northern Region DOT&PF 2021 Construction Information 

dot.alaska.gov/nreg/construction 


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The fine print 

The information on this page was compiled in spring, 2021 by Northern Region DOT&PF staff. All the information listed on this sheet was accurate at the time it was published, but is subject to change, as are all things related to construction in Alaska’s short summer season. Please contact the DOT&PF project engineer if you have any questions about this project. Thank you! 

DOT&PF operates all programs without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, ability, or national origin. Full Title VI Nondiscrimination Policy: dot.alaska.gov/tvi_statement.shtml. To file a complaint go to: dot.alaska.gov/cvlrts/titlevi.shtml. 

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