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Road Project Traffic Delays 

Last Updated: August 13, 2014

1. Big Wild Life Runs (Downtown Area)

On Sunday, August 17th from 5:00 AM until approx. 5:00 PM, drivers should expect multiple road closures in the downtown area for the Big Wild Life Runs. The following roads will be impacted:

  • W. 6th Ave. btwn. E St. and I St. will be CLOSED for the duration.
  • H St. btwn. 2nd Ave. and 6th Ave. will be CLOSED for the duration.
  • 8th Ave. will be closed btwn. H St. and E St. until approx. noon.
  • F St. btwn. 6th Ave. and 7th Ave. will be CLOSED for the duration.
  • E St. btwn. 4th Ave. and 9th Ave. will have lane restrictions.
  • I St. btwn. 3rd Ave. and 5th Ave. will be CLOSED until approx. noon.
  • K St. btwn. 3rd Ave. and 5th Ave. will be CLOSED until approx. noon.
  • 4th Ave. btwn. E St. and L St. will be CLOSED until approx. noon.
  • 3rd Ave. btwn. G St. and L St. will be CLOSED until approx. noon.

Please observe 'No Parking' signs in the downtown area and use caution. APD officers will assist with traffic control and crossing locations.

Information: Anchorage Running Club

2. Big Wild Life Kids Runs (Downtown Area)

On Saturday, August 16th, from approx. 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, drivers should expect multiple road closures in the downtown area for the Big Wild Life Kids Runs. The following roads will be impacted:

  • W. 9th Ave. btwn. E St. and I St. will be CLOSED.
  • W. 10th Ave. btwn. E St. and I St. will be CLOSED.
  • E St. between 9th Ave. and 10th Ave. will be CLOSED.
  • I St. between 9th Ave. and 11th Ave. will have lane restrictions.

Please use caution in the area and use detour routes.

Information: Anchorage Running Club

3. Arctic Blvd. btwn. W. Potter Dr. and Raspberry Rd.

Arctic Blvd. is CLOSED from W. Potter Dr. to Raspberry Rd. until approx. the end of August. Business access will be maintained. Please follow construction signs for detour routes. International Airport Rd. to Electron Dr. will be open as detour access to Napa and Alaska Steel.

OFF RAMP CLOSURE: The northbound Raspberry Rd. exit off Minnesota Drive. is CLOSED from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

PEDESTRIAN PATHWAY CLOSURE: The eastbound Raspberry Rd. sidewalk is CLOSED from the Minnesota Dr. intersection to Cheryl St. until the end of August. Please follow construction signs for detour routes to traverse around the active construction zone.

Be alert to intermittent lane restrictions on Raspberry Rd. between Arctic Blvd. and Minnesota Dr., Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Please use caution and be alert to flagging operations when traveling through the project area.

Expected Completion: October, 2015

Information: Granite Construction, 267-5283; DOT, 929-7244

4. 15th Ave. btwn. Lake Otis Pkwy. and Gambell St.

Beginning Friday, August 15th at 8:00 PM through Monday, August 18th at 5:00 AM, westbound 15th Ave. will be CLOSED between Medfra St. and Gambell St. for road improvements. Please use detour routes.

Drivers should expect intermittent lane restrictions, lane shifts and short delays on 15th Ave. between Gambell St. and Lake Otis Pkwy. for road improvements. Please use caution in the area.

Expected Completion: September, 2014

Information: Roger Hickel Contracting, 903-1703

5. McRae Rd. btwn. Barbara Dr. and Wisconsin St.

Drivers should expect intermittent closures on McRae Rd. between Barbara Dr. and Wisconsin St. for road improvements. Please use detour routes.

Expected Completion: August, 2014

Information: Pruhs Construction, 441-7555

6. Downtown Anchorage Roads Resurfacing

Be alert to lane restrictions and flagging operations around downtown Anchorage. Work is being conducted on 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.  between L St. and Ingra St. and on A St. and C St. between 3rd Ave. and 9th Ave. from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. 

Expected Completion: End of season

Information: Granite Construction, 344-2593; DOT, 269-0661

7. W. 15th Ave. btwn. K St. and L St.

Drivers should expect an intermittent full road closure on W. 15th Ave. between K St. and L St. for Chester Creek Trail improvements. Please use detour routes and use caution in the area.

Expected Completion: Friday, August 15th

Information: Alaska Excavating, 982-8191

8. Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail Improvement Project

Phase 1 includes the main trail corridor from mile post 0.0 at the Westchester Lagoon to mile post 1.0 at the Arctic Blvd. tunnel (east). Spur trails to be repaired include: the “social path” at the Westchester Lagoon, Virginia Ct. Spur, Arctic Blvd. Spur, N St. Spur, L St. Spur and Bunker St. Spur. This section of trail will be closed July 21 to September 10, 2014 (weather dependent).

Thank you for your patience while we improve Anchorage parks and trails

For access route information and a high-resolution detour map, click here

For the map only, click here.

Expected Completion: September, 2014

Information: Municipal Parks & Recreation, 343-4135

9. 32nd Ave. btwn. A St. and C St.

Drivers should expect a full road closure on 32nd Ave. between A St. and C St. for utility work. Please use detour routes.

Expected Completion: Monday, Friday, August 15th

Information: Municipal Light & Power, 263-5283

10. A St. btwn. Northern Lights Blvd. and W. 9th Ave.

Be alert to new traffic patterns on A St. between Northern Lights Blvd. and 9th Ave., where lanes have been shifted to the west.

Please use caution when traveling through the work zone and be alert to construction workers and heavy equipment on the roadway and shoulder.

Expected Completion: End of Season

Information: DOT, 770-2612

11. Lake Otis Pkwy. btwn. E. 36th Ave. and E. 37th Ave.

Drivers should expect an intermittent single southbound lane closure on Lake Otis Pkwy. between E. 36th Ave. and E. 37th Ave. from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for site work.

Expected Completion: Tuesday, August 19th

Information: BC Excavating, 344-4490

Information: Construction Unlimited, 243-8667

12. Southpark Bluff Dr. at Noble Point Dr.

Beginning the week of August 18th, drivers should expect a full road closure on Southpark Bluff Dr. west of Noble Point Dr. for storm drain improvements. Please follow detour routes via Rabbit Creek Rd. and Old Seward Hwy.

Expected Completion: Tuesday, September 30th

Information: BC Excavating, 344-4490

13. Eagle River Rd. Rehabilitation (Upper Terrace Dr. to Eagle River Nature Center)

Drivers should expect lane restrictions, flagging and pilot car operations, and short delays from approx. 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM Monday through Saturday, between Upper Terrace Street (MP 5.3) and MP 9.6.

Be alert to lane restrictions, short delays, flagging and pilot car operations between Misty Mountain Road (MP 11.4) and Mount Yukla Circle (MP 12.6), from 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Monday through Sunday.

At all other times, be alert to intermittent reduced speed limits, flagging operations, and lane restrictions throughout the project area.

Expected Completion: End of Season

Information: Pruhs, 279-1020; DOT, 622-5111, or email eagleriverroad@spawnak.com

14. Pioneer Dr. btwn. Muldoon Rd. and Resurrection Dr.

Drivers should expect intermittent lane closures on Pioneer Dr. between Muldoon Rd. and Resurrection Dr. for road improvements. Please use caution and follow traffic control devices.

Expected Completion: August, 2014

Information: Prosser-Dagg, 830-8466

15. Providence Dr. btwn. Seawolf Dr. and Spirit Wy.

Drivers should expect intermittent lane restrictions on Providence Dr. between Seawolf Dr. and Spirit Way from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, daily for site work. Please use caution in the area.

Expected Completion: End of Season

Information: Neeser Construction, 276-1058

16. Northern Lights Blvd. at UAA Dr.

Be alert to lane restrictions on Northern Lights Blvd. at UAA Drive on Saturdays and Sundays, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Expected Completion: October. 2014

Information: Anchor, Inc., 230-2743; DOT, 770-2612

17. Birch Rd. at Whispering Spruce

Be alert to single-lane traffic with flagging operations between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Saturday through Sunday.

Expected Completion: Mid-September

Information: Roger Hickel Contracting, 279-1400; DOT, 770-2612

18. Anchorage Market & Festival

Drivers should expect lane restrictions and increased pedestrian traffic on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM on 3rd Ave. between C St. and E St. for the Anchorage Market & Festival. Please use caution in the area.

Expected Completion: Sunday, Sept. 7th

19. Resurrection Dr. at Pioneer Dr.

Drivers should expect intermittent closures on Resurrection Dr. at Pioneer Dr. for road and utility improvements.. This closure will be in phases and will move along Resurrection Drive. Please use signed detour routes for residential access.

Expected Completion: August, 2014

Information: Roger Hickel Contracting, 748-0634

20. W. 30th Ave. btwn. Barbara St. and Turnagain St.

Drivers should expect an intermittent full road closure on W. 30th Ave. between Barbara St. and Turnagain St. for utility work. Please use detour routes.

Expected Completion: Tuesday, August 26th

Information: AWWU, 550-5917

21. E. 86th Ave. btwn. Winchester St. and Geirinhas Pl.

Drivers should expect an intermittent full road closure on E. 86th Ave. btwn. Winchester St. and Geirinhas Pl. for utility work. Please use detour routes.

Expected Completion: Tuesday, August 26th

Information: AWWU, 550-5917

22. E. 20th Ave. btwn. Sitka St. and Lake Otis Pkwy.

Drivers should expect intermittent full road closures on E. 20th Ave. between Sitka St. and Lake Otis Pkwy. for road improvements. Please use detour routes for residential access.

Expected Completion: End of season

Information: Pruhs Construction, 441-7555

23. E. 22nd Ave. btwn. Illian Ln. and Wayne St.

Drivers should expect a full road closure on E. 22nd Ave. between Illian Ln. and Wayne St. for water utility work. Please use detour routes.

Expected Completion: August, 2014

Information: Annette's Trucking, 344-9322

24. Eagle River Ln. btwn. Highland Ridge Dr. and Ptarmigan Blvd.

Drivers should expect a full road closure on Eagle River Lane between Highland Ridge Dr. and Ptarmigan Blvd. for road improvements. Please use alternate routes.

Expected Completion, August, 2014

Information: Mass-X, 771-9272

25. Fairbanks St. btwn. E. 22nd Ave. and E. 25th Ave.

Drivers should expect a full road closure on Fairbanks St. between E. 22nd Ave. and E. 25th Ave. for storm drain repairs. Please use detour routes.

Expected Completion: August, 2014

Information: JTA Construction, 644-4614

26. Kachemak Pl. at Kachemak Circle

Drivers should expect intermittent closures on Kachemak Circle and Kachemak Pl., and on Amber Bay Loop at Kachemak Pl. for road and utility work. Please use detour routes. Residential access will be maintained.

Expected Completion: August, 2014

Information: Renegade Equipment, 346-2300

27. 88th Ave. btwn. Spruce Brook St. and Elmore Rd.

88th Ave. will be CLOSED between Rendon Dr. and Winchester St. until Tuesday, August 19th at 7:00 PM. Residential access will be maintained.

Be alert to lane restrictions and flagging operations Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Information: Renegade Equipment LLC, 346-2300; DOT, 770-5677

28. San Roberto Ave. btwn. Klevin St. and Hoyt St.

Drivers should expect an intermittent road closure on San Roberto Ave. between Klevin St. and Hoyt St. for road work, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, daily. Please use detour routes.

Expected Completion: September, 2014

Information: AWWU, 564-2700

29. Senate District J (Muldoon Area Repaving)

FUTURE CLOSURE: Beginning Monday, August 18th, Patterson St. will be CLOSED between Chester Heights Circle and Tagalak Dr. for road improvements. This closure will last approx. one week, weather dependent. Residents will maintain access. Please follow appropriate detour routes.

Drivers should expect intermittent closures at the following areas for road improvments:

  • Augustine Dr. between E. Northern Lights Blvd. and Lake George Dr.
  • Brittany Dr. between Scarborough Dr. and E. Northern Lights Blvd.
  • Patterson St. between E. Northern Lights Blvd. and Chandalar Dr.

Residential access will be maintained. Please use signed detour routes.

Expected Completion: July, 2014

Information: GMG, 349-7854

30. E. 6th Ave. at Cherry St.

Drivers should expect a full road closure at the intersection of E. 6th Ave. and Cherry St. for road improvements. Please use detour routes. Residents will maintain access.

Expected Completion: August, 2014

Information: GMG General, 349-7854

31. Lois Dr. btwn. Northern Lights Blvd. and Benson Blvd.

Drivers should expect a full road closure on Lois Dr. between Northern Lights Blvd. and Benson Blvd. for road and utility work. Please use detour routes.

Expected Completion: August, 2014

Information: Construction Unlimited, 243-8667

32. Greek Festival (O'Malley Rd. east of Lake Otis Pkwy.)

Drivers should expect short delays and be alert to increased pedestrian activity on O'Malley Road just east of Lake Otis Pkwy. from Friday, August 15th through Sunday, August 17th between 10 AM and 10 PM daily for the Greek Festival. APD officers will assist with pedestrian crossings. Please use caution.

Information: Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 344-0190

33. Dog Days of Summer (E St. btwn. W. 4th Ave. and W. 5th Ave.)

On Saturday, August 16th, drivers should expect a full road closure on E St. between W. 4th Ave. and W. 5th Ave. from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM for the Anchorage Downtown Partnership's Dog Days of Summer event. Please use detour routes.

Information: Anchorage Downtown Partnership, 279-5650

34. 48th Ave. btwn. Denali St. and Eagle St.

Beginning Monday, August 4th, drivers should expect an intermittent full road closure on E. 48th Ave. between Denali St. and Eagle St. Please use detour routes.

Expected Completion: Friday, August 22nd

Information: Davis Construction, 562-2336

35. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. btwn. Elmore Rd. and Boniface Dr.

On Sunday, August 17th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, drivers should expect a full road closure on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. between Elmore Rd. and Boniface Dr. for an Arctic Bicycle Club event. Ball field access from Elmore Rd. will be maintained. Please use detour routes and use caution in the area.

Information: Arctic Bicycle Club, 250-2841

36. Dahl Ln. at W. 23rd Ave.

Drivers should expect an intermittent full road closure at the intersection of Dahl Ln. and W. 23rd Ave. for sit work. Please use detour routes. Dahl Ln. access will be maintained.

Expected Completion: Wednesday, August 20th

Information: KC Alaska, 338-0807

37. E St. btwn. W. 3rd Ave. and W. 4th Ave.

Drivers should expect a single northbound lane closure on E St. between W. 3rd Ave. and W. 4th Ave. for utility work from 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, daily.

Expected Completion: Thursday, August 14th

Information: Municipal Light & Power, 263-5283

38. E. 10th Ave. btwn. Ermine St. and Patterson St.

Drivers should expect an intermittent full road closure on E. 10th Ave. between Ermine St. and Patterson St. for site work. Please use detour routes.

Expected Completion: Tuesday, August 19th

Information: BC Excavating, 344-4490

39, Mallard Ln. btwn. UAA Dr. and Seawolf Dr.

Beginning Friday, August 15th, drivers should expect a full closure on Mallard Ln. between UAA Dr. and Seawolf Dr. until further notice for UAA facility construction work. Please use detour routes.

Expected Completion: Summer, 2015

Information: Neeser Construction, 276-1058

40. E. 12th Ave. btwn. Muldoon Rd. and Boston St.

On Wednesday, August 13th and Thursday, August 14th, drivers should expect a full closure of eastbound E. 12th Ave. between Muldoon Rd. and Boston St. for road improvements. Please use detour routes.

Information: Municipal Street Maintenance, 343-8182

41. Huffman Park Dr. btwn. Industry Way and Huffman Rd.

On Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th, drivers should expect a full road closure on Huffman Park Dr. btwn. Industry Way and Huffman Rd. from approx. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for road repairs. Please use detour routes.

Information: Municipal Street Maintenance, 343-8182

42. Telephone Ave. btwn. Old Seward Hwy. and Denali St.

FUTURE CLOSURE: Beginning Wednesday, August 20th through Saturday, August 23rd, drivers should expect an intermittent closure on Telephone Ave. between Old Seward Hwy. and Denali St. for road repairs. Please use detour routes.

Information: Municipal Street Maintenance, 343-8182

    • Anchorage Roads
    • Municipal Traffic Engineer: Stephanie Mormilo
    • 4700 Elmore Road, 2nd Floor, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 343-8406