What You Need to Know
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS: Southbound Parks Highway traffic at Pioneer Drive (near Trunk Road) is shifted to the northbound lanes, where SINGLE-LANE OPPOSING TRAFFIC in the northbound lanes is in place through the existing crossover to Rabbit Slough.
RAMP CLOSURES: The Parks Highway on-ramps from Trunk Road are CLOSED. Please be alert to the following DETOURS:
- PALMER-BOUND DETOUR: Palmer traffic coming from Wasilla will need to exit the Parks Highway at the Trunk Road Off-ramp and will be DETOURED to Fireweed Road where a temporary crossing will be in place from Fireweed Road to the Glenn Highway On-ramp. There will be NO EXIT TO PALMER from the Parks Highway after the Fireweed Road DETOUR. A temporary stop sign will be in place for traffic traveling northbound on Fireweed to allow Wasilla to Palmer traffic across to the Glenn Highway On-ramp.
- ANCHORAGE-BOUND DETOUR: The southbound Trunk Road On-ramp to the Parks Highway is CLOSED. Please follow constuction signs for DETOUR routes, and use Blue Lupine frontage road to the southbound Parks Highway on-ramps at the Seward Meridian Highway or Hyer Road.
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There will be three phases of the Parks Highway MP 35 to 40 and Glenn-Parks Interchange project:
- PHASE I will start in the spring of 2016, and will take place from just north of Trunk Road at Pioneer Drive, to the Seward Meridian Parkway. When work begins, northbound traffic on the Parks Highway will be shifted onto one of the southbound lanes of the Parks Highway, where SINGLE-LANE OPPOSING TRAFFIC will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Once improvements to the northbound lanes are complete in this area, all lanes will then be shifted to the newly paved northbound lanes of the Parks Highway, where SINGLE-LANE OPPOSING TRAFFIC will again be in place. Be alert to NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS and plan ahead for DELAYS. Use the two-way frontage roads, Blue Lupine Drive and Fireweed Road, as alternative routes to Trunk Road or the Seward Meridian Parkway and back onto the Parks Highway.
- PHASE II will occur after Phase I is complete. Work in Phase II will take place farther south on the Parks Highway between Trunk Road and just south of the Parks-Glenn Interchange. Work in Phase II will be identical to Phase I, and will shift traffic onto one side of the Parks Highway where SINGLE-LANE OPPOSING TRAFFIC will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please plan accordingly and use alternative routes to avoid DELAYS.
- PHASE III, the final phase, will occur once Phase II is complete and will consist of improvements to the Glenn-Parks Interchange ramps.
Project End Result
The Alaska Department of Transportation is working with QAP to improve the Parks Highway from the Glenn-Parks Interchange (MP 35) to just past the Seward Meridian Parkway (MP 40), as well as the Glenn-Parks Interchange and ramps. Upon completion, the highway, all ramps and the interchange will be repaved, new waterproofing membranes will be installed on 11 bridges, expansion joints will be replaced on 4 bridges and bridge approaches will be repaired on all 13 bridges. This project is scheduled to be complete by September 2016.
From the Project Engineer
PARKS HIGHWAY MP 35 to 40 and GLENN-PARKS INTERCHANGE
ROAD CONSTRUCTION through the season
Today's date is:
July 3, 2016
Construction Areas Note
Those people who reside in construction zones and may require special accommodations should call the DOT Highway Construction Engineer at 907-269-0450 (TTY 907-269-0473).