Welcome to the website for the HSIP: Bogard Road at Engstrom Road/Green Forest Drive Intersection Improvements project! Please refer to this site for updates, documents, announcements, and to make comments or suggestions.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing to add a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Bogard Road with Engstrom Road and Green Forest Drive. As part of this project, improvements to Engstrom and/or Green Forest Drive are also being considered. The project will be developed and funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), which specifically targets reducing fatalities and severe injury crashes on Alaska’s roadways.
The intersections of Bogard Road with Engstrom Road and with Green Forest Drive are very close to each other, which can increase the risk of crashes. The closely spaced intersections, high speeds, lack of sight distance, and access to the growing number of neighborhoods contribute to the large number of crashes and congestion problems at the intersection. Currently, the crash rate at the intersection of Bogard and Engstrom is higher than the statewide average for similar intersections. The goal of this project is to reduce the number and severity of crashes and also to improve day-to-day traffic conditions by reducing congestion.
The improvements being considered can be seen here and include:
The project is in the preliminary design phase. The HSIP nomination process identified a single lane roundabout to address crash problems. DOT&PF is completing the design with in house staff and working with a local design consultant to complete some design support services. The final design will consider the local setting, traffic patterns, and access needs. The HSIP nomination document, prepared by DOT&PF, can be found here.
We would love to hear your input and feedback during the preliminary design stage. Let us know what you think about this project here.