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Northern Region ADA Improvements – Fairbanks: 6th Avenue State Project No. NFHWY00551

Public comment period is open until March 10, 2021.
To discuss this project or to submit your comments please call or
email the project manager Ivet Hall, P.E. at
(907) 451-5386 or

Project’s Purpose and Need:

The project’s purpose is to reconstruct existing sidewalks as needed along 6th Avenue between Cushman Street and Noble Street to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The project need, as identified in the Northern Region ADA Reconnaissance Study, is that the existing pedestrian facility along 6th Avenue does not meet ADA design standards.

Uneven transition between existing sidewalk and adjacent private
property and insufficient accessible path width within the driveway.

Project Description:

The proposed project will replace section of sidewalk on the south side as needed (including approximately 300 feet of the existing sidewalk east of Cushman Avenue), and replace or possibly widen the entire length of the sidewalk along the north side of 6th Avenue between Cushman Street and Noble Street. The work may include replacement of sidewalks, curb ramps, approaches to driveways, curb and gutters and reconstruction of operable part clear spaces (level platforms at signalized crosswalks) to meet ADA requirements. The width of the pavement may be reduced to accommodate widening of the sidewalk on the north side of 6th Avenue. Project may include repaving, striping and signing the roadway; replacement/upgrades to the subsurface utilities, water, sewer & storm drain improvements.

Deteriorated sidewalks along 6th Avenue, Fairbanks, AK

No Right-of-Way (ROW) acquisition is anticipated. Work may occur outside of ROW that will require Temporary Construction Easements (TCEs) or Temporary Construction Permits (TCPs).

The project will comply with Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation (FAST) Planning Complete Streets, Green Streets and landscaping policies.

Project Milestones:

  • Spring 2021 – Environmental Document Approval
  • Winter 2021-2022 – Finalizing the design
  • Summer 2022 – Begin Construction

This project is being constructed in cooperation with the Alaska Division of the Federal Highway.