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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2013
No.: 13-2541
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240, meadow.bailey@alaska.gov

ADOT&PF Closing Susitna River Bridge for Repairs

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Susitna River Bridge photo

Susitna River Bridge

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) will make emergency repairs to the Susitna River Bridge on the Denali Highway, milepost 79.5, starting on Sept. 15 and continuing through Sept. 20.

During this time, the bridge will be periodically CLOSED to ALL TRAFFIC. Every effort will be made to limit closures to 10 hours or less with an open day between closures.

The bridge is limited to a max gross vehicle weight of 72,000 pounds, max speed of less than 5 mph and one vehicle on the bridge at a time. Repairs are being made with the intent to restore the bridge to normal operational standards and capacity.

ADOT&PF will post updates daily. Visit 511.Alaska.Gov, or call 511, for updates. For more information, please call Tom Williams at (907)451-2226.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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