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       ROAD CLOSURE

AIRPORT WAY and STEESE EXPRESSWAY INTERSECTION RECONSTRUCTION, STEESE EXPRESSWAY CHENA RIVER BRIDGE #0231, and STEESE EXPRESSWAY SIGNAL INTERCONNECT - AIRPORT WAY to COLLEGE ROAD ROAD CONSTRUCTION through
Road Closure

Beginning Saturday, August 13 through Sunday, August 14, Gaffney Road will be CLOSED. Fort Wainwright Visitor Center will be temporarily located at the Badger Gate during this time. Non-visitors can also access Fort Wainwright at Trainor Gate.

What You Need to Know

ALTERNATE ROUTE POSTED: Traffic is encouraged to follow the posted alternate route via the Johansen Expressway, Peger Road, and the Mitchell Expressway.

  • Drivers should be alert to LANE RESTRICTIONS at the intersection of Airport Way and the Steese Expressway. Expect crews to be working in all areas of the roadway near the intersection.
  • Please use caution when driving over Chena River Bridge on Steese Expressway when workers are present.
  • Be aware of equipment entering and exiting work zones at the intersections.
Project End Result

The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with HC Contractors Inc., is working to reconstruct the intersection of Airport Way, Steese Expressway, Gaffney Road, and the Richardson Highway. Project work will include constructing a new intersection, with new separated right and left-turn lanes. Project work will also involve resurfacing the Steese Expressway between the aforementioned intersection and 3rd Street, as well as signal upgrades between Airport Way and College Road. Work will also include roadside hardware, drainage improvements, lighting improvements, and upgrading pedestrian pathways. This project is expected to be completed in October 2023.

Contractor Information

HC Contractors Inc.

Contractor Number
541-536-4098
DOT Number
907-451-1679

Special Accommodations Contact:

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).

Safety in all construction zones:

  • Traffic fines are double
  • Watch for changing driving surfaces
  • Watch for reduced speed limits
  • Be alert to and follow directions of flaggers
  • Drive with headlights on
  • Allow additional time when traveling
  • Watch for equipment and workers