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Old Steese Highway Shoulder Widening (HSIP)
    Project Number NFHWY00527 / 0002472

We are working to develop a project to reconstruct the Old Steese Highway between Gold Dredge #8 and the Fox intersection to improve safety for all roadway users.

Project Area

Purpose of the project

The purpose of this project is to reduce crashes on the Old Steese Highway near Fox through the construction of six-foot shoulders and 11-foot driving lanes. Currently the shoulder width of this section of the Old Steese Highway varies from two inches to two feet. Widening shoulders will increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians and will allow drivers more space to avoid hazards in the roadway.

Work on this project also includes minor flattening of the curve near Gold Dredge #8, relocating overhead utility lines to increase clearance, replacing culverts, and repaving.

Project schedule

Construction on this project will begin in May 2024 and is expected to be complete by fall 2024. All work will occur within the existing right-of-way. Expect one-lane traffic during daytime working hours once construction begins.

This project is being constructed in cooperation with the Alaska division of the Federal Highway Administration and contractor Exclusive Paving.