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Murphy Dome Road MP 0-2 Rehabilitation NFHWY00818 / 0002(532)

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Project Overview

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Alaska Division Office of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) propose to Rehabilitate MP 0-2 of Murphy Dome Road. This segment of roadway is located roughly six miles northwest of Fairbanks/College, Alaska.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project is to improve safety and reduce future maintenance costs. The road shoulder is narrow throughout the project length and the embankment in low lying areas is unstable and experiences regular movement. As a result, sections of the road require period re-leveling and re‐paving. Widening of the shoulders on both sides of the road will significantly improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as provide safety improvements for motorists.

Project Need

Due to safety concerns with the existing narrow shoulders, and areas of regular maintenance activity, this section of highway needs to be rehabilitated. The asphalt surface and some culverts are nearing the end of their design life and their replacement should reduce future maintenance costs.

Proposed Scope of Improvements

The pavement section will be replaced through the entire length of the project. Some select low-lying areas will receive embankment excavation and reconstruction. Culverts will be replaced, as needed, over the length of the project including any that are identified as Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) culverts. Roadside hardware such as signs and guardrails will be replaced and improvements to drainage and ditching will be made.

Project Schedule

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