The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will be conducting emergency repairs to the Seward Highway at Moose Creek, Milepost 32.9.

The construction contractor and DOT&PF personnel will begin work to remove a severely damaged culvert on Friday, (Nov. 15).

Highway users should expect one lane of traffic in the area throughout the duration of the work, with nightly highway closures from Sunday, Nov. 17 through Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The final bit of paving on the three-year-long Sterling Highway Rehabilitation Project (near Skilak Loop) is being held up, and managers aren’t sure when they will be able to resume.
At issue is the location of the last section of work, which unfortunately is precisely in the middle of where the Swan Lake Fire jumped the Sterling Highway a week and a half ago.

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This summer’s mild weather has seen good progress on several road projects in the Central Peninsula, and the long days and short nights have allowed two projects to commence work on a 24-hour-a-day basis.
Shoulder widening on the Sterling Highway north of Kasilof is one of those. It has flaggers and at times pilot cars controlling traffic. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities wants you to keep an eye out for the hydro-seeding vehicle along the route between mileposts 97 and 118, and for the many moose spotted in the area.


  It’s Winnebago Time in the Central Kenai Peninsula, and the motorhomes and car campers are multiplying by the day. In an effort to head off any snarls with the normal summer traffic, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has had crews working 12-hours a day, and in some cases, around the clock.

One unscheduled project — replacing pavement and culverts on the North Road damaged by the November 7.1 Cook Inlet earthquake now has a projected completion date, according to DOT spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy.


  Residents beware -- there's going to be a lot more traffic on Kalifornsky Beach Road for the next week.

It's the result of work being that will close the Sterling Highway to all through-traffic between miles 105 and 107 starting at 8 p.m. tonight (Friday).

The closure is to replace the Coal Creek Culvert, though southbound traffic will have to detour onto K-Beach Road about 15 miles ahead of that spot in Soldotna. Northbound through-traffic will be diverted at the south end of K-Beach Road.