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Douglas Highway Resurface & Sidewalk Repair

Project Description

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is working on a design to improve and resurface approximately 2.5 miles of Douglas Highway from St. Ann's Avenue to Egan Drive including upgrades to the roundabout and bridge surface. The project will repair various elements of the existing road infrastructure such as sidewalks and curbs, culverts and drainage, and signage.

The primary objectives of the project are:

  • prolong the life of Douglas Highway’s road surface
  • maintain adequate drainage features
  • bring the pedestrian facilities into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
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project map for the Douglas Highway resurface and repair project

Proposed Improvements

  • Reconstruct pedestrian ramps, driveways and sidewalks to be ADA compliant
  • Reconstruct 3rd Street from St. Ann’s Avenue to I Street
  • Resurface Douglas Highway from I Street to Egan Drive
  • Resurface the roundabout
  • Resurface Douglas Bridge and level existing bridge joints
  • Resurface Lawson Creek Bridge, repair bridge joints, & recoat the bridge superstructure
  • Repair some structural retaining walls and replace damaged handrails
  • Upgrade highway guardrail and bridge rail
  • Upgrade sign supports
  • Replace striping
  • Upgrade drainage

Cost & Funding

This project is funded by federal receipts through the Preventative Maintenance program. The project is expected to cost approximately $15-20 million (including utility relocations, Right-of-Way acquisition, and construction costs).

Proposed Typical Cross-Sections

collage of 3 pages from the proposed typical cross-sections document

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by DOT&PF pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated November 3, 2017, and executed by FHWA and DOT&PF.