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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2015
No.: 15-2541
Contact: Betsy Hess, (907) 451-5307, betsy.hess@alaska.gov

Three Parks Highway projects to change schedules
Traffic-impacting work near Healy and Denali park to be done at night

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) –Three construction projects on the Parks Highway from just south of Denali National Park and Preserve to just north of Healy will be shifting their schedules.

Staff for these projects will perform traffic-impacting work primarily at night for the rest of the season. These three projects are located between Miles 232-252 Parks Highway.

The move comes in response to concerns from residents and business owners about traffic delays in that area. The change in work schedules is aimed at reducing travel times.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) expects the transition to primarily night work on these projects to take about a week.

Drivers still can expect to encounter relatively short delays during the day. A 24-hour lane closure from Hornet Creek to Iceworm Gulch will require flaggers or temporary traffic signals through about the middle of next week. Other short delays during the day on the highway from Denali to Healy might be necessary later in the season, as well.

For construction updates on this and other ADOT&PF projects, check alaskanavigator.org.

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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