Parks Highway MP 44-52 Lucus Road to Big Lake Road
DOT&PF Project No. IM-0A4-1(25/26) / 57178

Project Overview

The Parks Highway from Milepost 44 to 52 Lucus Road to Big Lake Road traverses a rapidly growing portion of the Matanuska-Susitna valley. Traffic on the road has increased dramatically in recent years from local residential development, local business development, commuters, tourists, and recreation seekers, to name a few. Safety concerns have arisen at major intersections and for turning movements on and off the highway, as well as for non-motorized travel and off-road vehicles that use the corridor.

FAST FACTS about the EXISTING FACILITY

Classification: Rural, principal arterial interstate highway. 
Typical Section: Two 12-foot lanes and 8-foot shoulders. 
Safety Corridor: Designated state’s 2nd safety corridor on October 16, 2006.
Pathways: Separated pathways along parts of the project. 
Posted Speed: 55 miles per hour.

Average Daily Traffic Volumes:
Parks Highway Segment
Year
Begin End
2005
2010
2020
2030
Lucus Road Church Road
21,500
24,500
32,500
42,500
Church Road Pittman Road
16,500
18,500
25,000
32,000
Pittman Road Big Lake Road
10,500
12,500
17,000
23,000