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Fairbanks North Star Borough High School Access & Circulation Plans

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in partnership with Fairbanks Area Surface Transportation (FAST) Planning, is conducting a planning study of the access and internal circulation at West Valley and Hutchison High Schools.

Project Objective

The objective of the study is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by reducing congestion and to improve safety for all transportation modes.

Project Overview

West Valley and Hutchison High School campuses are in close proximity to each other. Both schools start and end at the same time causing vehicle and pedestrian traffic from both schools to interact with each other in a short time frame. This planning study will:

  • identify the concerns between all modes of transportation (such as buses, pickup/drop-off traffic, student drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists).
  • propose mitigations to address the identified concerns.
  • develop a Recommendations and Implementation Plan to document the findings of the study and identify a prioritized list of mitigations that address traffic and safety.

The study area is shown in the image below.

Approximate Limits of Project Study Area

Project Funding

This study is funded by FAST Planning’s Carbon Reduction Program. To learn more this program, please visit

Project Schedule

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Project Schedule (last updated April 26, 2024)

We want to hear from you!

The project team is currently gathering data to identify concerns in the project study area, and we would like to hear your comments!

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