Culvert Repaired South Of Paxson: Construction Work Between Mile 159 to 167.5 Makes For Slow Going

 DOT Worked To Open After Richardson Culvert Washed Out South Of Paxson  Failed Culvert At Gillispie Creek  On the evening of Thursday, June...

 DOT Worked To Open After Richardson Culvert Washed Out South Of Paxson 

Failed Culvert At Gillispie Creek 

On the evening of Thursday, June 2nd 2022, a culvert on the Richardson Highway just south of the Denali Highway turnoff near Paxson,  failed due to heavy flooding caused by Alaska’s recent record-breaking snowpack.  

The Richardson Highway was closed at MP 167, from 7 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3, so that crews could work to replace the Gillispie Creek Culvert, DOT said. 


 
Travelers can go through now, but should still expect additional travel times and delays.
 
The culvert, which washed out was originally installed in 1951, and is located just north of the construction project which starts at Mile 159. Maintenance and Operation was coordinating with Construction and the Contractor from the nearby project to reopen the highway.  
 
Attached you will find a map illustrating where the closure was located, as well as the June 3rd detour. Travelers can also visit 511.alaska.gov for more information regarding the status of the road which is listed as "Very Difficult" on Alaska 511.

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