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Steese Highway MP 128 Crooked Creek Bridge #431 Replacement

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, October 13, 2022
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Circle Mining Historical Museum
Central, Alaska

We are working to replace the Crooked Creek Bridge at mile 128 on the Steese Highway in the community of Central. The current bridge is a one-lane truss bridge. The rest of Steese Highway between the bridge and Fairbanks, as well as continuing further north, has two lanes. The bridge’s driving surface is wood planks and the bridge abutment walls (retaining walls that support the ends of the bridge) are constructed from wood as well. The bridge has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced.

The new bridge will be constructed to current design standards with two lanes and shoulders. This wider bridge will accommodate all standard sizes of vehicles and trailers. These vehicles will be able to use the roadway access from the bridge toward Circle City. The new bridge will have shoulders on both sides, making travel safer for pedestrians and other non-motorized users.

Crooked Creek Bridge photo

We need information from you!

  • Do you use this bridge?
  • What do you know about the creek and the surrounding area?
  • How will a new bridge impact the communities of Central and Circle?

We are currently working on the environmental document. We expect it will be necessary to acquire right-of-way prior to construction. Construction is expected to begin in 2025.

Please come to our public meeting on October 13 in Central or contact our project manager, Ivet Hall, at ivet.hall@alaska.gov or 907-451-5386. Comments can also be mailed to:
Ivet Hall, P.E.
2301 Peger Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709