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Knik-Goose Bay Road Safety Page

Improving safety on KGB Road is an ongoing and long term goal of DOT&PF.

Knik-Goose Bay (KGB) Road was designated by the State of Alaska as a Traffic Safety Corridor in 2009 due to fatalities and major accidents occurring on the road. KGB Road has a fatal accident rate that is nearly four times the national average. Designation allowed a multiple agency approach to reduce these crashes, bringing enforcement, engineering, emergency services and education to improve the safety of the highway.

Since the roadway designation as a Highway Safety Corridor in 2009, the department has invested about $9 million in safety features, including signing, striping, and signals. These features have achieved reductions in crashes. However, because KGB Road is one of the busiest in the state, significant upgrades are needed. DOT&PF is developing two major reconstruction projects, $125 million worth of safety and congestion improvements. Please click on the links below for more project specific information.

In response to requests from residents, businesses, and legislators for interim safety repairs while the longer term project moves forward, DOT&PF recently completed a seven-mile, $2 million repaving project on KGB Road from Fern Street to Settlers Bay Drive. Contractors worked nights to place asphalt overlay in ruts, cracks, and potholes in order to restore the pavement to a smooth, predictable, and safe driving surface. These repairs will restore the roadway to acceptable driving conditions until the Department can start Phase 1 of the KGB Road Reconstruction Project from Centaur Avenue to Fairview Loop. Construction of Phase 1 is anticipated to begin  in mid-summer 2022.

Read more about the pavement repair completed in summer 2020.

 

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Website landing page for both projects: www.knikgoosebay.com
DOT&PF Project Manager: Tom Schmid, P.E. | 907-269-0543
DOWL Public Involvement: Jovie Garcia | 907-562-2000
Email: knikgoosebayroad@alaska.gov or knikgoosebay@dowl.com