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Old Nenana/Ester Hill Rehabilitation

    Project No. 60455/0002257

Project Area

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), in cooperation with the Alaska Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing to rehabilitate the Old Nenana Highway in Ester, AK between the western Parks Highway intersection (milepoint 0.000) and the Ester Community Park approach (milepoint 9.368).

Project Status
The project has begun construction, with tree clearing occurring Fall of 2017. The remaining roadwork will be completed in 2018, beginning in late April.

Public Involvement
Open Houses were held December 9, 2015, March 18, 2015, and November 16, 2016 at the Ester Volunteer Fire Department. The ADOT&PF thanks all those who attended and the Ester Volunteer Fire Department for hosting us. Graphics and presentation material from the November 2016 open house are available on the sidebar, as well as an updated Comment Response Summary.

Project Purpose
Improve safety and reduce maintenance costs on the Old Nenana Highway.

Project Scope
The project will rehabilitate the Old Nenana Highway from milepoint 0.000 (west Parks Highway intersection) to 9.368 (Ester Community Park approach), including:

  • Repaving
  • Shoulder widening
  • Reconstructing and paving approaches
  • Replacing/updating guardrail and end terminals
  • Tree and brush clearing for the new embankment slopes and where needed to remove sight distance obstructions
  • Rehabilitating and reconstructing drainage ditches
  • Replacing, repairing, and adding culverts
  • Upgrading mailboxes, signing, and striping
  • Extending the existing bike path from the Ester Community Park approach to Village Road

Project Location
Sections 9,10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 20, 29, 32, and Tract B, Township 1 South, Range 3 West, Sections 7 and 8, Township 1 South, Range 2 West, Fairbanks Meridian, USGS Quad Map Fairbanks D3.