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Beginning Monday, June 18, Sandlewood Place will be CLOSED at 82nd Avenue. Business access will be maintained during the CLOSURE, plan to use Hartzell Road and Lore Road as a DETOUR route.

The northbound Seward Highway On-Ramp from Lore Road is CLOSED. During this time, residents between Dowling Road and Abbott Road should plan to use the newly opened northbound Seward Highway On-Ramp from Abbott Road as a DETOUR route. Also, Lore Road is CLOSED from Sandlewood Place to Brayton Drive, and Brayton Drive is CLOSED from Lore Road to 72nd Avenue.

The southbound Dowling Road On-Ramp to the Seward Highway is CLOSED for approximately 3 weeks. During this time, please plan to follow signs for DETOUR routes to the Tudor Road On-Ramp, the Old Seward Highway or Lake Otis Parkway. Business access will be maintained during the CLOSURE, plan to use the Old Seward Highway as a DETOUR route.

What You Need to Know
  • Speed limits have been reduced within the project corridor to 55 MPH and traffic patterns will be modified as necessary to accommodate work. Please follow construction signs and be aware of future notifications.
  • Median and shoulder work are being done along the New Seward Highway near the Dowling Exit in order to accommodate 6 lanes of through traffic in the final configuration.
  • Work is being done in sections along the frontage roads, going from the south end to the north end along Brayton Drive and the north end to the south end on Homer Drive from Dimond Boulevard to Dowling Road; sections of the roads will be CLOSED as work progresses.
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Traffic Impacts

Be alert to day and night work throughout the construction season. Final striping and lift of paving along the New Seward Highway will be completed sometime in July.

Project End Result

The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with QAP, is working to expand the Seward Highway from Dimond Boulevard to Dowling Road, reconfigure highway ramps and frontage roads, extend Sandlewood Place, construct a new grade separation at 76th Avenue and build new box culvert crossings for Little Campbell Creek. This project is expected to be completed in June 2019. 

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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