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Road Closure

Expected to go through Sunday, June 5, drivers should expect a CLOSURE of the Cushman Street Bridge between 1st Avenue and Illinois Street. Northbound travelers needing access to Illinois Street should follow the DETOUR on 1st Avenue to Wendell Avenue, then west onto Minnie Street.

What You Need to Know
  • During the week of May 15, crews will be placing electrical, as well as new curb and sidewalk on the north side of the bridge. 
  • Expect crews removing sidewalk and bridge railing on the Cushman Street Bridge.
  • To access the north side of the bridge and Illinois Street, please follow the DETOUR ROUTE through Wendell Avenue.
  • Be aware of hauling trucks along Cushman Street accessing the Chena River Bridge CLOSURE.
  • Be alert to traffic control, signage, message board directions, and flagging operations.
Project End Result

The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with HC Contractors, is working to upgrade the Cushman Street Bridge over the Chena River. These upgrades include seismic bracing the girders and piers, installing new driving surface, restricting the lanes from three to two, widening sidewalks, as well as constructing a new ADA pedestrian path to connect with the path alongside the river. This project also includes installing a new lighting system and traffic lights at the Cushman Street and 1st Avenue intersection, as well as the Cushman Street and Doyon Place intersection.

Contractor Information

HC Contractors Inc

Contractor Number
DOT Number
(907) 451-5461

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