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April is National Safe Digging Month

National Safe Digging Month emphasizes the need to “call 811 before you dig.” This simple, free, required act protects private and public infrastructure from damage and more importantly, helps keep the professional excavating community, homeowners and private citizens safe from the consequences of unintentional utility conflicts caused by digging. To view the Governor's Proclamation and the Safe Digging Agenda.  


October 15, 2015

Closing of Public Rights-of-Way for Construction Work, 2015

With the imminent closing of asphalt plants and the onset of winter conditions the Municipal Rights-of-Way are closed to normal construction activities requiring excavation within the road prism effective Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

Any requests to construct will be considered on a case by case under the following conditions.

No new construction on existing permits may begin and no new permits for new construction may be issued unless the Permittee/Applicant can demonstrate, with concurrence from the plants, that the project can be completed, and paved with asphalt or completed with poured, cured concrete, depending on the project.

Emergency work, installation of essential services, trenchless technology in the road prism and work outside of the road prism may be allowed under winter construction specifications. To obtain a right-of-way permit under winter conditions submit a permit application, written justification and a drawing showing the location of the work to be accomplished. The permit must be approved and issued prior to construction.

Should you have any questions regarding this letter or other right of way questions please contact our office at 343-8240 or by e-mail at

Jack L. Frost
Chief, Code Enforcement

Changes to bonding requirements and operating procedures for work in municipal rights of way;

Changes are effective May 1, 2012. Click here for notice.

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Call Before You Dig

811 is the one number, centralized call center established to enable the public, contractors, utilities and other excavators to notify underground facility owners of planned digging activities with just one call to Alaska DIGLINE.

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    • Right of Way
    • Director: Kent Kohlhase
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 343-8240