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Federal/State Project No: CFHWY00130

Sterling Highway Milepost 82.5 to 94

Description


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The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is proposing to improve safety and reduce congestion for people and motorized vehicles traveling along the Sterling Highway between Sterling and Soldotna. This project will address known safety concerns - which led to Traffic Safety Corridor designation on this section of the Sterling Highway in 2009 - by providing travelers with a safe and reliable roadway that supports the efficient year-round movement of goods, services, and people while accommodating the seasonal increase of tourist and recreational traffic.

The proposed project will reconstruct the Sterling Highway from milepost 82.5 to 94. Current traffic and crash data will be analyzed to determine the number and configuration of travel and turn lanes and may consist of multiple options to best meet the various needs along the corridor. Additional improvements may also include:

  • Separated bike/pedestrian pathway along the north side of the highway
  • Turn lanes
  • Intersection realignments
  • Highway lighting

Note: The design will not change the existing five-lane highway configuration in Sterling or Soldotna.

Project Area Map


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Schedule


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How to Get Involved


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Public Meetings & Materials


Meetings

Join us at one of the following locations:

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Sterling Community Center, Gym
    38377 Swanson River Rd, Sterling, AK
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Soldotna Public Library, Community Room
    235 N Binkley St, Soldotna, AK

Come meet the project team, ask questions, and share comments. Meeting materials will be available on the project website beginning June 25, 2024. Comments can be submitted during the meetings, online, or in writing.

More public meetings will be scheduled. Please sign up to receive email notifications about project updates and public meetings. Public meetings will also be advertised in newspapers and with mailed notifications.

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Contact


Send your comments, questions, or concerns to the project team by emailing SterlingSafetyImprovements@dowl.com or by calling (907) 562-2000.

Julia Hanson, P.E.
DOT&PF Project Manager
(907) 269-0753
Jeff Schock
QAP Construction Project Manager
Steve Noble, P.E.
DOWL Design Project Manager
Stephanie Queen, AICP
Public Involvement Lead

 

The Alaska DOT&PF operates without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability regardless of the funding source, including Federal Transit Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and state funds. Full Title VI Nondiscrimination Policy: dot.alaska.gov/tvi_statement.shtml. To file a complaint, go to: dot.alaska.gov/cvlrts/titlevi.shtml.

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 Public Involvement, (907) 562-2000, and TDD number [711]. Requests should be made at least five days before accommodation is needed.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by DOT&PF pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated April 13, 2023, and executed by FHWA and DOT&PF.

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