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The project logo Seward Highway Rehabilitation: Girdwood Intersection to Ingram Creek (Milepost 75 to 90)

The project logo Seward Highway Rehabilitation: Girdwood Intersection to Ingram Creek (Milepost 75 to 90)

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is rehabilitating approximately 15 miles of the Seward Highway between milepost (MP) 75 near the bottom of Turnagain Pass, and MP 90 near the Girdwood intersection. This project will increase safety, extend the service life of the highway, replace eight bridges, and repair another bridge (nine bridges in total). Currently, there are no passing lanes along this 15-mile stretch of the highway; both residents and tourists experience heavy congestion, particularly during the peak summer period.

This project includes upgrading the highway by rehabilitating the road, straightening curves in high-accident locations, improving intersections, and allowing for more passing opportunities with the addition of more passing lanes. Project construction has been divided into two phases, with each phase taking approximately two years to complete construction. 

The project is wrapping up Phase One of the two-phase project. The first phase involved the addition of passing lanes and poor pavement conditions were addressed with repaving, three bridges were reconstructed, and one bridge was repaired. With mainline paving and striping completed in mid-October, the first phase is significantly complete. Construction on the next phase is scheduled to begin in 2021 and will include the realignment of the Portage curve area and the reconstruction of five larger bridges.

















For more project information please download the Project Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions documents linked below or visit the project website at   

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