2020 FNSB Image of Chena Pump Road (running north/south) and
Old Chena Ridge Road (to the west) and Chena Small Tracts Road (to the east)
We are moving forward with a project to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Chena Pump Road and Chena Small Tracts Road in Fairbanks. The volume of traffic through this intersection has grown in recent years, which indicated to us that it was time to look at ways to reduce delay and provide safe opportunities for drivers to enter Chena Pump Road from Chena Small Tracts and Old Chena Ridge.
In April 2021, we conducted a survey of area residents to gauge the neighborhood’s opinion on a possible roundabout at this location. Surveys were mailed to 865 area residents near the intersection. The survey was closed in July 2021 with a total of 397 respondents. Learn more about the survey results here.
Based on the survey responses and the documented safety benefits of roundabouts, we have decided to move forward with initiating construction of a roundabout utilizing federal funding through our Highway Safety Improvement Program. Here’s what led to that decision:
Once the project design phase is initiated, we will continue developing the project and provide additional opportunities to hear your comments and answer your questions. Please reach out to the project team if you have questions, comments or want to stay updated about this project.