Skip to content

Parks Highway MP 231 Enhancements
Parks 231 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 update pedestrian facilities, a rest area, and intersection improvements near the Denali National Park Boundary, MP 231 Parks Highway.

Project Status

We are currently working on conceptual designs and preliminary engineering, and we expect the project to be constructed in 2022.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project is to enhance safety and accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, and visitors in the MP 231 McKinley Village) area. The project is needed to improve safety and mobility for both motorized and non-motorized users in the Parks Highway MP 231 area.

Project Scope

This project will reconstruct the Parks Highway between MP 229.7 and 232.3, including:

  • Construction of a new Denali National Park & Preserve owned and maintained wayside.
  • Construction of new turn lanes for the wayside, the MP 231 intersection, and the Old Parks Highway intersection at MP 230.
  • Construction of new pedestrian facility connections under the Nenana river Bridge on both sides.
  • Trail connections and re-routing (Triple Lakes and Oxbow trails).

General Project Information

Project Location: Township 14 South, Range 7 West, Section 36, Fairbanks Meridian, USGS Map Healy C-4

Project Update

NOTICE OF VEGETATION CLEARING & GRUBBING: Contractors and surveyors will be on site beginning October 15th, 2021 to begin survey work, following by vegetation clearing.  Vegetation clearing should take approximately nine days.  We anticipate this work to be completed by November 1, 2021.

The project teams will hold a virtual public meeting in December 2021.  Check back here for more updates or sign up to receive project updates via email.