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Klondike Highway Rehabilitation: Skagway River Bridge to Canadian Border

State Project No: SFHWY00225

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Project Description

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is developing a project to rehabilitate the Skagway Highway from Milepost 1.75 to the Canadian border.

Proposed work may include:

  • Pavement replacement
  • Drainage improvements
  • Guardrail replacement
  • Embankment stabilization

The purpose of the project is to extend the service life of the highway, enhance safety, and improve drainage.

The project is being developed in phases for design and construction.

Phase 1: Phase 1 of the project will address deficiencies between Milepost 0 to 3.1 including: pavement, embankment repairs, and guardrail replacement, drainage and signage improvements.

Future Phases: The extent and detail of future phases to rehabilitate the Klondike Highway between MP 2.6 to the Canadian Boarder will be determined at a later date.

The project team is currently working on preliminary design and environmental analysis. A Categorical Exclusion will be completed for this project per the Federal Highway Administration’s National Environmental Policy Act guidance and the DOT&PF’s Environmental Procedures Manual.

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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 April 13, 2023, and executed by FHWA and DOT&PF.

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