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Federal Project No. #0001656 / State of Alaska Project No.# CFHWY00545

Welcome


Welcome to the website for the Glenn Highway: Airport Heights to Parks Highway Rehabilitation project! Please refer to this site for updates, documents, announcements, and to make comments or suggestions.

Project Overview

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing to rehabilitate the Glenn Highway from Airport Heights Drive to the Parks Highway Interchange. The purpose of the project is to extend the life of the pavement and provide safety and capacity improvements on entrance ramps that are found to be functionally deficient upon completion of traffic studies. Entrance ramps can cause congestion when traffic entering from the ramp doesn't have time to reach highway speeds and find appropriate gaps for merging. The entrance ramp geometry and lengths are being analyzed to determine locations where changes could improve safety and decrease congestion.

Improvements may include:

  • Resurfacing
  • Repairing the pavement structural section
  • Repairing or replacing culverts and other drainage improvements
  • Replacing damaged roadway signs, delineators, and lighting
  • Extending, repairing, or replacing guardrail
  • Reconstructing entrance ramps where recommended and as funding allows. Ramp reconstruction may include roadway lighting, drainage, signs, and guardrail improvements.

Status

The project got started in the fall of 2020. Crews have collected field data and the traffic analysis of the ramps is underway. By fall of 2021 the Final Traffic Report will be completed and we will know the extent of the recommended improvements and then development of detailed design plans can begin. The project may be broken into phases to match available funding with the first phase anticipated to be constructed in 2024.

We would love to hear your input and feedback during the preliminary design stage. Let us know what you think about this project here.