The Alaska Department of Transportation &Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Alaska Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has proposed a project to replace the existing at grade intersection with an interchange to reduce turning related crashes. This project is being developed under the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).
An open house was held September 17, 2017. We anticipate an additional open house in early winter 2018 to present ramp and frontage road designs for the project area as well as anticipated project impacts.
The Department of Transportation identified this intersection as having a crash rate 2.5 times higher than the statewide average for intersections of this type. Construction of a grade separated interchange at this location will reduce turning conflicts and reduce crashes.
The preferred interchange location and type is summarized in the Final Interchange Access Justification Report, available on the sidebar.