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Richardson Highway MP 353-357 Access Improvements Project
Project No. 66148/HRO-0A2-4(19)

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration , is proposing safety and access improvements for the Richardson Highway corridor between the 6-mile Badger Road interchange and Levee Way.

The Project includes the following:

Safety and Access Improvements

  • Multiple access points along the corridor will be consolidated into new at-grade intersections. New intersections will include acceleration and deceleration lanes for traffic entering and exiting the Richardson Highway.
  • New intersections will be designed to accommodate large trucks.
  • Highway lighting will be installed at new intersections to improve visibility and reduce the likelihood of crashes.

Frontage Road Improvements
Frontage roads will be constructed or improved to better serve the access needs of local traffic. The project will include new pavement, road widening, drainage upgrades, and accommodation for emergency vehicles and snow plows.

  • Frontage roads north of the Richardson Highway will be improved and extended between Bright Electric (near westbound Badger Road interchange ramp) and Exclusive Paving.
  • Frontage roads south of the Richardson Highway will be improved and extended between LuAnne Road and Black Gold Express/Hamilton Construction.

Preliminary drawings can be seen here PDF file (1.7mb).

A table summarizing changes at intersections can be seen here PDF file

Preliminary right-of-way (ROW) or property impacts can be seen here PDF file (1.7mb).

For more information contact:

Lauren Little, P.E.
ADOT&PF
2301 Peger Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709-5316
Phone (907) 451-5371
Email lauren.little@alaska.gov
To correspond by text telephone
(TDD) (907) 451-2363

Richardson Hwy facing west
Richardson Hwy facing west. North Frontage road on the right will be improved.

Richardson Hwy facing west at Old Rich intersection
Richardson Hwy facing west at Old Rich intersection. The intersection will be closed and relocated west aligning with Rozak Rd

Intersection of LuAnne Rd aand South Frontage Rd
Intersection of LuAnne Rd aand South Frontage Rd. This interection will remain open to right-in, right-out only access.

South frontage road near MP 355
South frontage road near MP 355. These frontage roads will be widened and resurfaced for local traffic.