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What You Need to Know

  • Paving is now complete. Be alert to LANE RESTRICTIONS and flagging operations as crews finish up striping and other punch list items.
  • If you would like to receive email updates, please email [email protected].

Traffic Impacts

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.

More Information

QAP: Phone: 376-9818
DOT: Engineer Phone: 376-9850
Hotline: 232-5473

From the Project Engineer

If at all possible, use alternative routes between Palmer and Wasilla, such as the Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Bogard Extension or Trunk Road to avoid the long DELAYS or being turned around at the interchange for the next week.


ROAD CONSTRUCTION through the season

Today's date is:

October 4, 2016

Last updated at: 9:40 October 4, 2016

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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).