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Knik-Goose Bay Road Safety Page

Improving safety on KGB Road is an ongoing and long term goal of DOT&PF.

Knik Goose Bay Road was designated by the State of Alaska as a Traffic Safety Corridor in 2009 due to fatalities and major accidents occurring on the road. KGB Road has a fatal accident rate that is nearly four times the national average. Designation allowed a multiple agency approach to reduce these crashes, bringing enforcement, engineering, emergency services and education to improve the safety of the highway.

To learn more about Alaska’s Safety Corridors click here: http://dot.alaska.gov/highwaysafety/safety_corridors.shtml

Since the roadway designation as a Highway Safety Corridor in 2009, the department has invested about $9 million in safety features, including signing, striping, and signals. These features have achieved reductions in crashes. However, because KGB is one of the busiest in the state, significant upgrades are needed. DOT&PF is developing two major reconstruction projects, $125 million worth of safety and congestion improvements. Please click on the links below for more project specific information.

 


Contact

 

Website landing page for both projects: www.knikgoosebay.com
DOT&PF Project Manager: Tom Schmid, P.E. | 907-269-0543
DOWL Public Involvement: Rachel Steer | 907-562-2000
Email: knikgoosebayroad@alaska.gov or knikgoosebay@dowl.com