Richardson Highway MP 266-341 Passing Lanes
Project Number 0A23021/Z607150000
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is working to select, design, and construct passing lanes on the Richardson Highway between Delta Junction and North Pole (mileposts 266 to 341). The project's purpose is to reduce traffic congestion and increase safety.
Passing lanes are an effective tool to improve capacity and safety on two-lane highways. The purpose of passing lanes is to reduce aggressive driving behavior where, in the absence of a passing lane, passing would have to occur in the opposing traffic lane.
The project includes the following work:
The project was competitively bid on September 5, 2023. The successful bidder, HC Contractors was awarded the contract on November 30, 2023. Clearing work will begin winter 2023 with full construction beginning in spring 2024. The figure at the top of the page shows the anticipated schedule for the construction of the passing lanes. Construction is to be completed by fall 2025.
The project team held a public meeting on May 19, 2022 to present an overview of the project, answer questions, and take comments. You can review the meeting materials here: