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Steese Expressway Chena River Bridge Project No. 0651033/NFHWY00421

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), in cooperation with the Alaska Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is proposing to re-deck the Steese Expressway Chena River Bridge and re-pave the Steese Expressway between the Chena River and Airport Way in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Aerial view of project area

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project is to improve safety and extend the service lives of the bridge and expressway facility.

The project is needed because the existing bridge and expressway surfaces are failing and need to be replace.

Additional Project Improvements Include:

  • Replacing the ADA curb ramps located at the Steese Expressway/10th Avenue intersection
  • Re-place existing bridge & pedestrian railing to meet current crash standards and create uniform shoulder widths across the bridge
  • Re-strip the road
  • Replace signs


  • Spring 2022 – Begin Construction