Kenai Spur Highway

A head-on car collision on the Kenai Spur Highway this Saturday killed three people, injured four and closed the highway for some time.

Kenai Police report that a small vehicle was headed south around mile 15 of the Spur and passed another car on the right side at a high speed. The Spur there is only two lane, and people will sometimes pass on the right on the shoulder of the road. Police say the driver of the small car lost control and crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a pickup truck.

Sabine Poux/KDLL

Crews have completed work on the Kenai Spur Highway extension, a roughly eight-mile gravel addition to the road that stretches from Captain Cook State Park to Otter Creek.

It’s been a long time coming. Prior to construction, drivers could only access the Gray Cliff subdivision, north of Nikiski, via all-terrain vehicle. Those vehicles created sinkholes in the path and led to erosion in the many creeks and streams it crossed.

Construction restrictions everywhere you turn

Aug 13, 2019
Jay Barrett/KDLL

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.

Work continues on North Road extension

Feb 7, 2019
Kenai Peninsula Borough


Work continues on the roughly eight mile extension of road beyond the end of the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. The long anticipated project will provide access to the Gray Cliff subdivision, currently only accessible by all-terrain vehicles.



  After last week’s 7.0 temblor, three spots on the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski suffered cracks to varying extent at mileposts 19, 35 and 37. But, without any road-building currently active on the Central Peninsula, some repairs will remain gravel for the winter for a lack of asphalt.

Shannon McCarthy, a DOT spokeswoman in Anchorage says the repairs here were effected by the DOT’s peninsula maintenance crew.

Road work continues as mild weather persists

Sep 26, 2018

The lingering late-summer weather has allowed contractors to make good headway on Central Peninsula highway work this month, some of which was suspended during the height of RV Season.

“We’re having incredibly good weather for this additional work. A lot of projects were able to get underway," said DOT spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy in Anchorage.

"But it is real nice to get a jump on it and take advantage of the great weather while the traffic volumes are a little lower.”

Pedestrian struck and killed on Spur Highway

Aug 1, 2018

A Kenai man was killed while crossing the Kenai Spur Highway Tuesday night. The Kenai Police Department reports that 36-year-old Monte Necessary was struck and killed by a westbound sedan.

The driver of the sedan was 75-year-old Roger Seibert, also of Kenai. He was not reported to be injured.

The incident took place on the Kenai Spur Highway near its intersection with North Spruce Street. Next of Kin has been notified and the investigation is ongoing.

Five lanes soon to connect Twin Cities

Jul 13, 2018

It will be a couple of seasons and result in enough delays and inconvenience that by the time the Kenai Spur Highway rehabilitation project from Soldotna to Kenai is done, it will be a welcome relief. That’s because the project will extend five-lane blacktop the entire distance between the Twin Cities.

Alaska Gasline Development Corporation


The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has extended the public comment period for the Kenai Spur Highway rerouting project.

AGDC takes Spur reroute questions in Nikiski

Feb 15, 2018
Shaylon Cochran/KDLL


The Alaska LNG plant in Nikiski won’t be built with the Kenai Spur highway on its current path. Monday night, the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation was in town to talk about the options for relocating the Spur and take a few questions.