August 12th, 2022: Department Of Transportation Copper Valley Road Report Project Updates

  LAKE LOUISE ROAD RESURFACING   WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW   Crews are working on Lake Louise Road from 6:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Saturda...

 

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

lake louise

Lake Louise, Alaska.  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

MITCHELL/CUSHMAN OVERCROSSING BRIDGE STRIKE REPAIR

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

This project is complete. 

PROJECT END RESULT 

The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Swalling General Contractors, is working to repair the Cushman Street Overcrossing Bridge #1705. Project work includes the replacement of the outer three girders, including the bridge rail. 

More traffic information: https://www.alaskanavigator.org/projects/cushman-street-overcrossing-bridge-1705-repairs

Project website: https://dot.alaska.gov/nreg/mitchellbridgestrike/

NORTH POLE STREET LIGHT STANDARDIZATION 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • This project has been awarded.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS 

Minor traffic delays and impacts around the North Pole area. 

PROJECT END RESULT 

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in cooperation with CCI Electrical Service, propose to replace existing lighting systems with more energy-efficient technologies and install new LED luminaires. Work will include roadside hardware and utilities.

Project website: https://dot.alaska.gov/nreg/northpolelights/

NORTHERN REGION ADA IMPROVEMENTS 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Be aware of crews working on shoulders.
  • Single lane closures.

PROJECT END RESULT 

For 6th Avenue: Rebuild select sidewalks along 6th Avenue between Noble and Cushman Streets. The sidewalk on the north side will be widened. Improve drainage at the intersection of Lacey Street and 6th Avenue. For Geist Road: Rebuild and widen portions of sidewalks on the south side of Chena Pump and Geist Road primarily between the area of Dartmouth and east Mitchell Expressway ramps. 

CONTRACTOR INFORMATION 

For 6th Avenue improvements the contract has been awarded to Exclusive Paving. 

For Geist Road improvements the contract has been awarded to HC Contractors. 

Project Website: https://dot.alaska.gov/nreg/fairbanks6th

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 89 and 107. 
  • 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

RICHARDSON HIGHWAY, MP 138 to 148 REHABILITATION

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

  • Work on this project is almost complete.
  • Be alert to intermittent shoulder work on the Richardson Highway from MP 138 to 148.

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. 

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

 

RICHARDSON HIGHWAY, MP 329 TO 340 PAVEMENT PRESERVATION

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

  • There will be minimal delays to mailbox service.
  • Work in the upcoming week includes installing new mailboxes and signage, as well as striping.

PROJECT END RESULT  

The Alaska Department of Transportation, in collaboration with HC Contractors, is working to extend the service life of the existing asphalt, and to provide safer driving conditions by updating road signs and mailboxes. 

Project Website: https://dot.alaska.gov/nreg/rich329-340/

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/

bear creek

An excavator works to re-channel the stream at the Richardson Highway washout response project.  Photo credit: DOT&PF, Staff.



 

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