(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) –The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) anticipates a significant construction program for Southcentral Alaska in 2015 with infrastructure investment of over $330 million. The department is asking for the public’s patience this summer as construction crews complete improvements during Alaska’s very short construction window.
“The construction season has already begun,” said Tom Dougherty, ADOT&PF regional construction engineer. “The Glenn Highway project near Eagle River never really stopped over the winter, but most of the work was focused on the bridge; now the project area is in active construction.”
While the Glenn Highway project is the first of the season, it is only one of over 45 road projects scheduled for construction in 2015. Road work will occur on many of Southcentral’s well-traveled thoroughfares, including urban areas of Anchorage, Mat-Su and Kenai and the Glenn, Parks, Seward, and Sterling Highways.
“This year, the public will see significant investment in Alaska’s transportation network,” said Jill Reese, ADOT&PF media liaison. “Before hitting the road, please check www.alaskanavigator.org for construction advisories.”
ADOT&PF encourages drivers to be alert in work zones, follow construction signs and drive the posted speed limit.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 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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