- Through Friday, May 20, expect intermittent flagging operations as well as SINGLE-LANE TRAFFIC 24 hours a day between the 20 Mile River and the Placer River Overflow.
- Crews will be working on the five bridge decks through the Portage Corner. Between 7:00am and 7:00pm, crews will be applying grout to the deteriorated areas, and between 7:00pm and 7:00am, crews will be blasting and prepping the next bridge deck.
- Drivers should expect reduced speeds, flagging operations, and minor DELAYS between 20 Mile River and Placer River Overflow.
- Drivers should be aware of crews working along the roadway shoulder between 20 Mile River and Ingram Creek.
- Drivers should also be aware of a large number of trucks exiting and entering the Seward Highway along the inside of the curve, near the Portage Glacier Highway intersection.
The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Mass Excavation, Inc., is working to replace the bridges at 20 Mile River, Portage Creek #1, Portage Creek #2, Placer River, and Placer River Overflow, as well as realign sections of roadway within the Portage Curve to improve safety within the corridor. The pathway project will create segments of multi-modal pathway between MP 75, near Ingram Creek, and MP 82, near 20 Mile River. The pathway will include pedestrian under crossings at Placer River, Portage Glacier Highway, Portage Creek #2 and 20 Mile River. Crews will also work on installing grading, drainage, paving, illumination, signage and striping improvements.
Mass Excavation, Inc.