July 29th Local DOT Project Report: Bear Creek, Lake Louise, Richardson, McCarthy & Tok Cutoff Projects

RICHARDSON HIGHWAY BEAR CREEK EMERGENCY REPAIRS  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW  Be alert to flagging and 24-hour PILOT CAR operations on the Richars...

RICHARDSON HIGHWAY BEAR CREEK EMERGENCY REPAIRS 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

  • Be alert to flagging and 24-hour PILOT CAR operations on the Richarson Highway between MP 218 and 234.
  • Be aware of equipment on the shoulders and crews working from MP 208 to 212.

PROJECT END RESULT 

The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Great Northwest, Inc. and QAP, is working to repair road and bridge damage due to flooding along the Richardson Hwy.

More traffic information at: https://alaskanavigator.org/projects/richardson-highway-bear-creek-emergency-repairs

Project Website: https://dot.alaska.gov/nreg/richardson-washout/

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The Bear Creek Bridge, open to traffic.  Photo Credit:  DOT&PF, Henry Cole.


NORTHERN REGION GUARDRAIL UPGRADES: GLENN HIGHWAY, RICHARDSON HIGHWAY, and TOK CUTOFF 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

  • Crews are working on the Tok Cutoff between MP 51 and 66. 
  • Drivers should expect flagging operations, traffic signals, and DELAYS of up to 20 minutes. 

PROJECT END RESULT 

The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Qayaq Construction, is working to replace and extend guardrail to improve user safety in three areas in the Northern Region. These areas include the Richardson Highway from MP 0 to 264, the Glenn Highway from 118 to 138, and Tok Cutoff from MP 0 to 124. This project is expected to be completed in October 2022.

More traffic information at: https://alaskanavigator.org/projects/northern-region-guardrail-upgrades-glenn-highway-richardson-highway-and-tok-cutoff

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New Guardrail.  Photo Credit: DOT&PF Staff. 


LAKE LOUISE ROAD RESURFACING

 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

  • Crews are working on Lake Louise Road from 6:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday.  
  • Be alert to flagging and PILOT CAR operations. 
  • Chipping is scheduled for the second week of August.

PROJECT END RESULT 

The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Qayaq Construction, LLC, is working to resurface Lake Louise Road from MP 9 to 19. Project work includes minor leveling, grading, clearing, as well as drainage improvements. 

Roadway remains open but restricted to one lane traffic where the culvert has been installed . The roadway will remain open but restricted to one lane.

More traffic information at: https://alaskanavigator.org/projects/lake-louise-road-resurfacing

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Slope work at Lake Louise Rd.  Photo Credit: DOT&PF Staff.


MCCARTHY ROAD, MP 27 CHOKOSNA RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

This project is complete.

PROJECT END RESULT 

The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with HC Contractors, is working to construct a new bridge over the Chokosna River and a new road alignment to access the bridge. 

More traffic information at: https://alaskanavigator.org/projects/mccarthy-road-mp-27-chokosna-river-bridge-1193-replacement


RICHARDSON HIGHWAY, MP 138 to 148 REHABILITATION

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

This project is complete.  The only remaining contract work is final stabilization of seeded slopes.   

PROJECT END RESULT 

The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Qayaq Construction, LLC, is working to rehabilitate the Richardson Highway from MP 138 to 148. This project is expected to be complete in Spring 2022. 

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Striping on the Richardson Highway MP 138-148.  Photo Credit: DOT&PF Staff.


RICHARDSON HIGHWAY, MP 159 to 167 RECONSTRUCTION

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

  • Crews are working during the day Monday through Saturday. 
  • Drivers should expect flagging and PILOT CAR operations 24 hours a day, Monday through Saturday. 
  • Crews will be performing paving operations. Drivers should expect DELAYS up to 20 minutes. 

PROJECT END RESULT 

The Alaska Department of Transportation is working to reconstruct the Richardson Highway between MP 159 to 167, as well as construct Haggard Creek Bridge #0576. 

More traffic information at: https://alaskanavigator.org/projects/richardson-highway-mp-159-167-reconstruction

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