- Through November, be alert to a temporary DETOUR on the Seward Highway at MP 78, near the Placer River Overflow.
- Be alert to reduced speeds of 35 MPH at the Placer River Overflow DETOUR, 24 hours a day.
- Crews will be working along the shoulder of the Seward Highway between 20 Mile River and the Placer River Overflow, Monday through Saturday, from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Drivers should be aware of equipment exiting and entering the roadway.
- Drivers should expect a 45 MPH speed limit, flagging operations, and minor DELAYS between the 20 Mile River and the Placer River Overflow on Sunday from 10:00pm to 8:00am, as well as Monday through Thursday from 7:00pm to 7:00am.
- Drivers should be aware of a large number of trucks exiting and entering the Seward Highway along the inside of the curve at MP 79, near the Portage Glacier Highway intersection.
The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Mass Excavation, Inc., is working to replace the bridges at 20 Mile River, Portage Creek #1, Portage Creek #2, Placer River, and Placer River Overflow, as well as realign sections of roadway within the Portage Curve to improve safety within the corridor. The pathway project will create segments of multi-modal pathway between MP 75, near Ingram Creek, and MP 82, near 20 Mile River. The pathway will include pedestrian under crossings at Placer River, Portage Glacier Highway, Portage Creek #2 and 20 Mile River. Crews will also work on installing grading, drainage, paving, illumination, signage and striping improvements.
Mass Excavation, Inc.