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Road Closure

Beginning May 18, east and westbound traffic at the intersection of University Avenue, Geist Road, and the Johansen Expressway will be CLOSED between Fairbanks Street and Peger Road. This ROAD CLOSURE is expected to last until mid-August.

What You Need to Know
  • Work is expected to start the week of May 18. 
  • SINGLE-LANE TRAFFIC will be maintained for north and southbound traffic on University Avenue. Turns will not be permitted at the Geist Road/Johansen Expressway intersection.
  • Access will remain open to local businesses and residents. Bike and pedestrian access will also be maintained through the construction zone.
  • Please allow for additional travel time and plan to follow all construction signs for DETOUR routes. Peger Road will have an additional RIGHT TURN LANE to accommodate increased traffic turning onto Airport Way.


Traffic Impacts

Expect DETOUR routes as well as SINGLE LANE TRAFFIC for both north and south bound lanes of University Avenue as well as temporary traffic signals. 

Project End Result

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, in partnership with Great Northwest, Inc., is working to widen and reconstruct the intersection of University Avenue and Geist Road/Johansen Expressway. University Avenue will also be repaved between Thomas Street and Wolf Run. We will do our best to keep you informed as work progresses and appreciate your patience and cooperation during construction.

Contractor Information

Great Northwest Inc.

DOT Number

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