Parks Highway MP 44-52
IRIS #s: Z529140000, Z529290000, Z543730000/Federal #s: 0A41025, 0A41026, 0A41029
In September 2010 the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) finalized the environmental assessment (EA) for the project, selected the preferred alternative, and received a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Parks Highway MP 44-52 Lucus Road to Big Lake Road project from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FONSI cleared the way for the detailed design of the project to begin.
The design incorporates techniques that control access to the highway which will increase the capacity, manage congestion and reduce crashes. The key access management features along the Parks include:
- Divided highway with grassy median
- Limit spacing of at-grade intersections to every 1/2 mile
- Minimize number of median openings
- Design for U-turns at median openings
- Improve and extend frontage roads where feasible
- Add parallel roads when frontage roads are not feasible
- Driveway consolidation
To see how your travel routes will change with Phase 3 construction, look at the overview drawings on the documents page.
Phase 1, Lucus Road to Church Road is complete.
Phase 2, Church Road to Pittman Road. Construction began with utility relocations in fall 2015 and road construction in 2016. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall and bridge work started in late 2016. Completion of Phase 2 is planned for 2017. For more information on construction call the project hotline at 907-373-0061 or log onto www.alaskanavigator.org.
Phase 3, Pittman Road to Big Lake Road. Right-of-way (ROW) acquisition negotiations have begun. Right of way acquisition and utility agreements are the critical path for Phase 3, and have caused delays outside of DOT&PF’s control. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2019 or after. Detailed design continues through ROW acquisition.
Keep checking the project web site as the team periodically posts updated information showing the design in progress. Visit the public involvement page to send the team questions or comments.
Fact Sheet - 230 kb PDF