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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2014
No.: 14-2533
Contact: Meadow Bailey, Northern Region Public Information, 907-451-2240, Meadow.Bailey@alaska.gov
Jill Reese, Central Region Public Information, 907-269-0772, Jill.Reese@alaska.gov

Multiple improvement projects underway on Parks Highway
For construction updates, visit AlaskaNavigator.org before traveling

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) — As the 2014 construction season gets underway, the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) is working to improve safety and travel capacity and on the Parks Highway. Roadwork is taking place at multiple locations throughout the length of the highway, from the Mat-Su Valley to Fairbanks. Projects include rumble strip installation, resurfacing, construction of passing lanes and reconstruction work.

ADOT&PF has resources available to travelers; several include estimated wait times, project activities, and hours and days of operation:

  • Visit 511.alaska.gov or call 511 for statewide construction updates, road conditions and weather information.
  • Visit AlaskaNavigator.org for state-wide construction updates.
  • Email ParksHighway@alaskanavigator.org to receive weekly email updates for all construction projects on the Parks Highway.
  • For more detailed information on the Parks Highway projects visit dot.alaska.gov/parks2014.

Travelers are reminded to travel with caution through construction zones, to observe posted speed limits and to anticipate delays.

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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