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Press Release: 23-0014
Contact: Shannon McCarthy, 907-269-0448,

Alaska DOT&PF Kicks Off Robust 2023 Construction Season
Department unveils a suite of tools to help public keep up with construction.

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(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Alaskans will see over 140 transportation improvement projects this summer, upgrading trails, airports, docks, roads and highways, sidewalks and bike lanes in 64 communities.

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is unveiling several new public information tools that travelers can use to learn more about the improvements planned for their communities.

The department’s new Alaska Project Exchange (APEX) this spring includes the following tools: 

  • 511 Traffic Information: All road traffic impacts from construction projects will now be integrated into the Alaska 511 system, including, the 511 Alaska mobile app, and by calling 5-1-1.
  • APEX map: Throughout the season, the public can access detailed project information including project scopes, timelines, contact information, maps, and links to more information. The map can be accessed at
  • Social Media: DOT&PF is increasing the department’s social media presence and utilizing search engines such as Google, in addition to traditional media advertising.

“We’re investing in our transportation network across the state—across all modes,” said Ryan Anderson, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. “These improvements support Alaskans, through safety improvements, increased access, and better facilities for multiple modes of travel, allowing Alaskans to get to where they want to go.”

“Alaskans will start to see increased investment in transportation infrastructure this year,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “We are focusing on projects for Alaska that improve safety, support our economy, make our network more durable, and more affordable.”

National Work Zone Awareness week started Monday, April 17 and goes through Friday, April 21, 2023. DOT&PF encourages travelers to keep informed on construction impacts and be safe while traveling through work zones. Just as construction workers do their best to stay safe by wearing reflective clothing and safety gear, DOT&PF asks travelers to do their part to reduce crashes in work zones by minimizing distractions, looking out for workers, moderating their speed, being prepared for sudden stops, and being alert to work zone signs.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 9 ferries serving 35 communities along 3,500 marine miles, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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