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Fairbanks 5th Avenue Reconstruction
Project No. NFHWY00445/TA19(001)

The City of Fairbanks, in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Northern Region, is proposing to reconstruct 5th Avenue in Downtown Fairbanks between Barnette Street and Noble Street.

Project area

The purpose of the project is to improve facilities for motorized and non-motorized users, including the selection of the typical section to best meet user’s needs.

Project Schedule

  • Project’s environmental document has been finalized.
  • Design is ongoing for maintaining one-way traffic pattern.
  • Public outreach was ongoing in 2020 and 2021 to gather feedback about design concepts.
  • Right-of-way acquisition is ongoing through 2022—we currently expect we will only need temporary right-of-way access during construction.
  • Construction is currently scheduled for summer 2023.

Public Involvement

An Online Open House and Survey was held June 19, 2020 through July 19, 2020 for the Fairbanks 5th Avenue Reconstruction project. The Online Open House provided an overview of the existing corridor, past outreach efforts, and presented design concepts, including options for one‐way and two‐way travel. The online survey collected input from the public on the existing conditions of the project area and the preferred improvements, amenities, and direction of travel. 86 people participated in the online survey. Click here to view the survey results.

Following completion of the environmental document, the design team will develop alternatives for typical section(s). Feel free to reach out to Ivet Hall (ivet.hall@alaska.gov) to let the team know what’s important to you.

If you would like to join the project email list, please email your request to Ivet Hall (ivet.hall@alaska.gov)