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Sterling Highway MP 157-169 Rehabilitation


 


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Project Description

Welcome to the website for the proposed Sterling Highway Milepost 157-169 Anchor Point to Baycrest Hill project. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will use this site to keep you informed about project development. Please refer to this site for updates on the project, documents, announcements of public meetings, and to make a comment or suggestion.

The objective of this project is to restore the structural integrity, increase safety, reduce congestion, and improve travel efficiency of the Sterling Highway from MP 157-169. Anticipated work will include new roadway pavement, additional shoulder width and the addition of passing/climbing lanes, replacement of bridges and culverts and stabilization of stream banks.

This project is being completed using a combination of state and federal funds and is being developed in accordance with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidelines.

 

Proposed Improvements

The proposed improvements will include new pavement, earthwork, signing, and drainage structures to extend the life of the existing facility.

Specifically, the project will:

  • Rehabilitate the roadway (e.g. new pavement and earthwork)
  • New bridges at North Fork Anchor River and Anchor River
  • Curve realignment
  • New passing and climbing lanes
  • Intersection improvements (e.g. turning lanes and changes to improve sight distance)
  • Shoulder widening to eight (8) feet
  • New erosion control measures
  • Increased clearing
  • Drainage facilities including, new culverts and upgrades for fish passage
  • Resolve maintenance issues (e.g. guardrail, signage, striping, pavement, etc.)

 

Proposed Typical Cross-Section

 

Project Design Phasing

The goal of the first phase of this project was to conduct the work necessary to complete the scoping process; preliminary capacity, traffic, and safety analysis; and preliminary engineering work. The second phase of this project is underway and includes completion of project design, right-of-way services, and utility permitting and relocation agreements.

 

Welcome Your Input!

Public comments will be gathered throughout the project. Please let us know your comments and concerns. Email your thoughts and ideas to the project team at sterlinghwymp157-169@dowl.com. The team will periodically update the website with meeting materials, reports and other project documents. We will add your email and/or mailing address to the project mailing list, and let you know the dates and locations of public meetings for the project.