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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2018
Press Release: 18-1006
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240, meadow.bailey@alaska.gov

DOT&PF to host Governor’s Advisory Board on Roads and Highways.

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – This week, the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will host the first meeting of the newly formed Governor’s Advisory Board on Roads and Highways. The board was established in September 2017 by Gov. Walker to provide recommendations on public policy related to DOT&PF’s powers and duties with respect to state highway functions.

“I look forward to working with the Governor’s Advisory Board on Roads and Highways,” said DOT&PF Commissioner Marc Luiken. “We currently have advisory boards for aviation and the Alaska Marine Highway System, but nothing exists for highways. With the challenging decisions we continually face it is important to have advocates and input from across the state.”

The Advisory Board on Roads and Highways will meet Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Atwood Building, 550 West 7th Ave. in Anchorage. Members of the public are welcome to attend. To access the meeting via teleconference please call: 1-800-315-6338 and use conference code 89941#.

The board’s areas of focus include:

  • highway construction – impacts, methods, efficiencies, and related matters;
  • equipment use – construction, maintenance, operations, and related matters;
  • deferred maintenance – coordination, process improvement, public outreach, and related matters;
  • capital spending – coordination, process improvement, public outreach, and related matters; and
  • identification of other critical needs in the State’s road and highway transportation infrastructure.

For more information about the Advisory Board on Roads and Highways visit http://alaska.gov/go/PS8N.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 731 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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