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Parks Highway MP 305-325 Reconstruction
Project No. Z606570000/0A45028
Project area covers the Parks Highway 305-325






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The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has assumed the responsibility of the Federal Highway administration under 23 U.S.C 327, and is proposing to upgrade the Steese Expressway/Johansen Expressway intersection. The project team is currently developing the environmental document.

Project Purpose

  • Improve safety,
  • Eliminate seasonal load restrictions,
  • Enhance commercial and recreational function of this Interstate route.

Project Scope

This project proposes to reconstruct the Parks Highway between MP 305 and MP 325 including:

  • Repaving including rebuilding the road section to handle heavy traffic loads without seasonal load restrictions,
  • Improvements to deficient roadway geometry such as flattening curves and grades,
  • Replacing the Little Goldstream Creek Bridge near MP 314,
  • Constructing new passing lanes and upgrading existing passing and truck climb lanes to meet current design standards,
  • Improving drainage through ditching, new culverts, and replacing existing culverts,
  • Reconstructing and paving approaches,
  • Upgrading mailboxes, signing, and striping.

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2020.

Public Involvement

An Open House was held on February 15, 2018 at the Nenana Community Civic Center. The ADOT&PF thanks all those who attended. The Final Project Design and updated Comment Response Summary are available on the right sidebar.

Project Status and Schedule

The project team has developed a preliminary design for the project, including realignments, new passing lanes, drainage improvements, and replacement of Little Goldstream Creek Bridge and are working on finalizing the design for the environmental document. Following our February open house we will complete our environmental analysis and documentation. We anticipate a report summarizing the preferred alternative as well as a complete environmental document to be available by July of 2018.

project schedule

DOT&PF operates all programs without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, ability, or national origin. Full Title VI Nondiscrimination Policy: dot.alaska.gov/tvi_statement.shtml. To file a complaint go to: dot.alaska.gov/cvlrts/titlevi.shtml.

DOT&PF complies with the following Executive Orders (EO): EO 11990 Notice of Wetland Involvement, EO 12898 Environmental Justice, EO 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources, EO 11988 Floodplain Management, EO 13007 Indian Sacred Sites, EO 13175 Consultation with Indian Tribal Governments, and EO 13112 Invasive Species, as amended by EO 13751.