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       ROAD CLOSURE

OLD STERLING HIGHWAY, ANCHOR RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ROAD CONSTRUCTION through the season
Road Closure

Please be aware that a TENTATIVE ROAD CLOSURE is planned for the weekend of April 30. More details will be posted once available.

What You Need to Know
  • Crews are currently installing piling for retaining walls and bridge abutment on the north side of the river. 
  • Drivers should expect SINGLE LANE TRAFFIC on the bridge and its approaches to accommodate construction activities, as well as possible DELAYS.  Southbound traffic should yield to traffic traveling north across the bridge.
  • Be aware of signage and flagging operations. Please reduce speed and drive with caution through the project area.
  • The project hotline phone number is 907-226-2729. Specific information regarding site conditions and phases of work will be updated regularly. 
Traffic Impacts

The existing bridge is single-lane, and traffic will be maintained in generally the same configuration as before during construction.

Project End Result

The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Tutka, LLC, is working to replace the single-lane trestle bridge across the Anchor River on the Old Sterling Highway with a new two-lane steel girder single span bridge. The bridge will have 11ft driving lanes and 6ft shoulders. The roadway elevation will be increased to improve the grade for traffic, and to mitigate flood conditions that normally impact the roadway.  A new trail will be constructed from the Silver King campground, under the new bridge, to access the river upstream of the project. Work will also include installing new signage and striping. The new bridge is being constructed upstream of the existing single-lane bridge, which will continue to convey traffic during construction. Limited work space may affect the traffic routing at times, and delays will be likely. This project is expected to be complete in summer 2022.

Contractor Information

Tutka, LLC

Contractor Number
907-357-2238
DOT Number
907-269-0450
DOT Hotline
907-226-2729

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