The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are proposing to resurface Elmore Road between Abbott Road and Providence Drive. Repaving will help preserve the road structure, reduce maintenance demands, extend the life of the facility, and improve usability. This project will also include limited improvements to adjoining road features such as culverts and pedestrian facilities.
This section of Elmore Road has connected the major east-west corridors of Abbott Road and Tudor Road since the completion of the Abbott Loop Extension project in 2010. Approximately 10,000 to 20,000 vehicles per day use Elmore Road to access neighborhoods, parks, and schools. Additionally, Elmore Road provides a north-south route for vehicles using Abbott Road, Dowling Road, and Tudor Road.
Over time, and with heavy vehicular use, asphalt pavement begins to deteriorate. This deterioration, accelerated by weather, causes distressed pavement including ruts, cracks, and potholes as well as faded pavement markings, thus degrading the surface and subsurface of the road. The upcoming pavement preservation project will address these issues by replacing portions of the subsurface material and repaving the entire road.
The Final design of this project is expected to be completed this winter (2023/2024).
The purpose of this pavement preservation project is to extend the service life of the facility.
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2024 but is dependent on the availability of funding.
If you have a question or comment for the project team, contact us using the information below.