- Crews are currently performing bridge work on both sides of the river.
- Drivers should expect SINGLE-LANE TRAFFIC on the bridge and its approaches to accommodate construction activities, as well as possible DELAYS. Southbound traffic should yield to traffic traveling north across the bridge.
- Drivers should be alert to signage, flagging operations, and reduced speeds.
- Drivers should be aware of trucks, heavy equipment, and materials moving in and out of the work zone.
- Pedestrian access to the trail upriver of the bridge is open. Be alert to vehicles and crews near the trail.
- The project hotline phone number is 907-226-2729. Specific information regarding site conditions and phases of work will be updated regularly.
The existing bridge is SINGLE-LANE, and traffic will be maintained in generally the same configuration as before during construction.
The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Tutka, LLC, is working to replace the single-lane trestle bridge across the Anchor River on the Old Sterling Highway with a new two-lane steel girder single span bridge. The bridge will have 11ft driving lanes and 6ft shoulders. The roadway elevation will be increased to improve the grade for traffic, and to mitigate flood conditions that normally impact the roadway. A new trail will be constructed from the Silver King campground, under the new bridge, to access the river upstream of the project. Work will also include installing new signage and striping. The new bridge is being constructed upstream of the existing single-lane bridge, which will continue to convey traffic during construction. Limited work space may affect the traffic routing at times, and delays will be likely. This project is expected to be complete in summer 2022.