(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:
“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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