On Monday, July 26 from 8:30am to 6:30pm, drivers traveling from North Pole to Fairbanks should be aware of an ON-RAMP CLOSURE from the northbound Richardson Highway onto the Mitchell Expressway. Drivers should use the Old Richardson Highway as a DETOUR and follow the posted signs.
On Monday, July 26 from 8:30am to 6:30pm, drivers traveling east on the Mitchell Expressway toward North Pole should be aware of an OFF-RAMP CLOSURE from the Mitchell Expressway to the northbound Steese Highway. Drivers should follow the DETOUR at 30th Avenue.
On Monday, July 26 from 8:30am to 6:30pm and Tuesday, July 27 from 7:00am to 5:00pm, drivers traveling south from the Airport Way and Steese Highway intersection should be aware of an ON-RAMP CLOSURE from Richardson Highway to the westbound Mitchell Expressway. Drivers should use the Lakeview Drive exit as a DETOUR and follow the posted signs.
- Beginning Monday, July 26 through Wednesday, July 28, drivers can expect concrete barrier work on the Mitchell Expressway between Lathrop Street and the Richardson Highway on and off-ramps near Cushman Street.
- On Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28 from 7:00am to 5:00pm, crews will be working on the concrete barrier on the Mitchell Expressway between Lathrop Street and the Richardson Highway on and off-ramps.
- Drivers should be alert to crews and equipment on the road, reduced speeds, LANE CLOSURES, and DETOURS.
- Drivers traveling east on the Mitchell Expressway, continuing southbound onto the Richardson Highway toward North Pole do not need to DETOUR.
The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Exclusive Paving, is working at various locations throughout the Fairbanks and North Pole area. Work will include upgrading concrete barriers to current design standards on the Johansen Expressway, Mitchell Expressway, Steese Highway, and the Richardson Highway at North Pole. Work will occur during the 2020 and 2021 construction seasons. We will do our best to keep you informed of any project updates and appreciate your patience and cooperation during construction. This project is expected to be complete in August 2021.