- Crews have resumed work on this project. Be alert to signage and flagging operations.
- Drivers should expect DELAYS.
- The existing bridge is SINGLE-LANE, and traffic will be maintained in generally the same configuration as before during construction.
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 traffic grade and mitigate flood conditions that generally 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 workspace may sometimes affect the traffic routing, and delays will be likely. This project is expected to be completed in July 2022.