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Parks Highway MP 231 Enhancements
Parks 231 area

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&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 Update

We held a public meeting!

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, the project team held a publlic meeting
to provide a project update.

Project update on January 6, 2022 from Alaska DOT&PF on Vimeo.
Access the meeting presentation here.

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