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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 31, 2014
No.: 14-2557
Contact: Meadow Bailey, 907-378-2340, meadow.bailey@alaska.gov
Repairs on Moody Bridge, Parks Highway Mile 243, to Start Tomorrow
Due to repairs, drivers should anticipate periodic delays.
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Bearing plate neuttral photo

Shows bearing plate in standard neutral position.

Bearing plate shifted photo

Shows shifted bearing plate.

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) –The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) will begin emergency repair work on the Moody Bridge, Parks Highway Mile 243, on Saturday, Nov. 1. Work hours will be 8:30am-7pm, work is expected to last through Nov. 15. There will be lane closures, reduced speed limits and flaggers. Drivers should expect periodic delays.

As a precautionary measure, no overweight vehicles will be allowed on the bridge until work is completed. ADOT&PF has notified carriers that overweight loads must use the Glenn and Richardson Highways. Travelers are asked to watch for equipment and workers on the bridge and to travel with extreme caution.

Repair work is necessary due to rotation of the bearing plate under the north abutment of the bridge. The bridge has been thoroughly inspected and found to be safe for legal loads. There is no structural damage to the bridge.

For questions about overweight vehicle permits please contact Commercial Vehicle Customer Service Center at 907-365-1200.

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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