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Richardson Hwy MP 35-65 Resurfacing
(Construction MP 35-40) Project No. 07110733/NFHWY00133

Figure 1: Richardson MP 35, A view of the existing corridor heading northbound; Google Earth Pro.

Alaska DOT&PF is working to improve Richardson Highway MP 35-40, which is part of a larger project (Richardson Highway MP 35-65). The construction of Richardson Highway MP 51-65 was completed in 2020. Richardson Highway MP 40-51 started in 2022 and is projected to be completed in August 15, 2023.

The purpose of this project is to provide safety for everyone on the highway system, increase the flow of traffic, and improve pavement conditions. The project will receive its first update since 1984 with this initiative. Richardson Highway MP 35-40 (North of Valdez) will reduce maintenance cost by eliminating weathered sections along the corridor.

Figure 2: Corridor Map, Richardson MP 35 – 40; APEX - Alaska Project Exchange Mapper
(Newest Website for AK Construction Projects)

Work on this project includes:

  • Replacement of existing guardrail
  • 20 upsized installations (Increase in size) and cleaning of remaining culverts to improve water drainage
  • Upgrade retaining walls
  • Tsina river bridge (Reinforcing supports and improve pavement)
  • New pavement which includes markings and rumble strips

Construction on this project is expected to begin in May 2023 and be completed by October 15, 2023.

This project is being developed and constructed in cooperation with the Alaska Division of Federal Highway Administration.