Seward Highway

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.

Redoubt Reporter

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is asking the state to reconsider its closure of a remote highway maintenance station on the Peninsula.

Alaska DOT

Travelers to the Kenai Peninsula should plan for delays during weekdays along Turnagain Arm for the rest of the month. The Alaska Department of Transportation is conducting analysis of the rock face between miles 104 and 114 of the Seward Highway, and that requires bucket trucks, cherry-pickers, ladders and maybe even some rappelling.

An Anchor Point man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on the Seward Highway near Moose Pass Wednesday afternoon.

At about a quarter of three, 46-year-old Marc Roderick was driving his 2007 Kenworth northbound on the highway near mile 34, pulling a trailer with an excavator on it.

The Alaska State Troopers report that the Kenworth left the roadway and struck the rock wall, causing the heavy equipment on the trailer to lurch forward, crushing the cab of the truck.

Roderick was pronounced dead on the scene. Next of kin have been notified.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Heavy winter weather continues to pound portions of the Kenai Peninsula, especially in the mountain passes heading toward Turnagain Arm.

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