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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 4, 2019
Press Release: 19-0003
Contact: Shannon McCarthy, (907) 269-0448, shannon.mccarthy@alaska.gov

Seward Highway Northbound Lanes Closed at Tudor Road overpass
Ongoing repair work indicated further damage to the girder struck by dump truck

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – During today’s repairs, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) bridge repair crews noted further damage to the girder that was struck by the dump truck in the Jan. 3 crash. The damaged beam has the potential to fall and must be removed to protect the safety of the highway users below.

DOT&PF using is an emergency contract to bring a contractor on board. Removal of the girder will begin as soon as the crew and equipment can mobilize to the site.

Traffic on Tudor is currently shifted away from the damaged girder and remains open to two through-lanes. Tudor Road users are being cautioned to be alert to the new configuration and reduce speeds when traveling in the area.

Updates will be posted at: http://dot.alaska.gov/bridgestrikejan3/

More information will be shared as it becomes available.

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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