On Nov. 30, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake created significant damage to bridges and roads, including a highly used off-ramp at International Airport Road and Minnesota Drive in Anchorage. Within hours the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities organized a number of contractors to begin repairs to this major junction near the Ted Stevens Anchorage… Continue reading Broken Apart, Coming Together
By Cheyenne Mathews Construction on the Sterling Highway started in August of 2017 and is forecast to be complete in 2019. If you've driven between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula this summer, chances are you waved at a Granite Construction Company flagger or waited while Granite crews worked. The company is working on two large… Continue reading Chipping Away at Highway Improvements
According to a news release, UDOT triggers about 330 avalanches annually in Little Cottonwood Canyon to decrease the threat of snowfall from the mountains to drivers and property. UDOT has refined its technology over the years. It uses Remote Avalanche Control Systems to trigger avalanches in a "more customized, fine-tuned approach," the news release explained.… Continue reading UDOT avalanche crews prep for winter storm
Does your DOT have this situation to resolve? The State Department of Transportation is looking for a long-term solution for access to the Huehue lava tube in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island. Click here to see what's being considered. Article and photo courtesy of West Hawaii Today.