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Project # CFHWY00829 / Federal # 0441010

HSIP: Palmer-Fishhook Rd & Trunk Rd Roundabout

Current Configuration

original intersection configuration
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Proposed Improvements
proposed improvements to the intersection configuration
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Project Description

The State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is working on a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project to reconstruct the Palmer-Fishhook Road and Trunk Road Intersection near Palmer. Anticipated improvements will include a single-lane roundabout to replace the existing traffic control measures at this three-way intersection, which currently consists of a stop sign on Trunk Road. Other anticipated improvements will include paving, grading, drainage, storm drain, paved shared-use pathways, curb and gutter, ADA curb ramps, utility relocations, landscaping in the roundabout center, signing, striping, and traffic lighting (illumination).

Why this project?

Safety improvements are critical to reducing the likelihood of serious injury and fatal collisions at this intersection. Higher traffic growth at this intersection has contributed to the number of crashes increasing to over three times the statewide average for similar intersection types. This project will improve safety by mitigating rear-end, head-on, and angle collisions related to high speeds and left-turning movements.  DOT&PF is pursuing the current project as a cost-effective solution to meeting the fast-growing traffic volumes and improving safety for all user groups (vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian) at the intersection.

Status

The environmental document, topographic survey, and geotechnical investigation are all complete.  As of January 2024, the roundabout design is roughly 75% complete. Utility relocation designs are in-progress. A Public Open House will be scheduled for Spring of 2024. The final designs are set to be completed by September 2024 with construction starting in Summer 2025 and ending in Spring 2027.

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The DOT&PF complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aids, services, and/or special modifications to participate in this public meeting should contact Joann Mitchell at (907) 343-7590 or TDD number [711]. Requests should be made at least five days before the accommodation is needed make any necessary arrangements.