Parks Highway Bridge Replacement Montana, Sheep and Goose Creeks
  Project No. Z560200000

CURRENT STATUS

The State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is restarting work on the Fairview Loop Pathway and Safety Improvements project.  The design efforts paused in 2016 due to State of Alaska budget concerns.  The project team has begun by re-evaluating the scope of work based on remaining funding.  The project elements described below were selected. No additional funding is anticipated.

Fairview Loop was resurfaced between Canter Place and Candywine Road in 2015.  The Fairview Loop realignment at Knik Goose Bay Road is under construction in 2017/2018.

The remaining project is underway and includes a multiuse pathway and spot roadway safety improvements.  The 3.7 miles of pathway is generally centered about Snowshoe Elementary School and will connect to the pathway being constructed by the Fairview Loop/Knik Goose Bay realignment.  Safety improvement locations are shown on the following map.  In addition, this project will improve roadway signage; replace damaged or deficient culverts and drainage ditches; and replace deficient crossing structures at Cottonwood Slough and Cottonwood Creek.  The final design is underway and right-of-way appraisal and acquisition process will resume in winter 2018/2019.  Construction will take approximately two years to complete and is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2021.

 

Spot Improvements Map

 

Spot Improvement Location Descriptions

  • Marble Way: This improvement includes flattening the grades and vertical curves along Fairview Loop near Marble Way and realigning the intersection to improve sight lines.
  • Carl Drive: This improvement includes flattening the grades and vertical and horizontal curves along Fairview Loop and Carl Drive to improve sight distance.
  • Lookout Drive: This improvement includes flattening the grades and vertical curves along near Lookout Drive to improve sight lines.
  • Fern Street: This improvement includes adding left turn lanes on Fairview Loop and Fern Street.  Additionally, both vertical and horizontal curves will be flattened along Fairview Loop to improve sight lines at the intersection.
  • Togiak Avenue: This improvement includes flattening the grades and vertical and horizontal curves along Fairview Loop near Togiak Avenue.  It also realigns the Togiak Avenue, South Valley Loop, and East Sue Lane intersections to improve sight lines.
  • Cotten Drive: This improvement includes straightening the roadway alignment and flattening the vertical curves along Fairview Loop in the vicinity of Cotton Drive.  It also realigns the Cotten Drive and South Candywine Road intersections to improve sight lines.
  • Davis Road: This improvement includes straightening the roadway alignment along Fairview Loop and realigns the East Kirby Drive and Davis Road intersections to improve sight lines.

The project pause requires the team to update some survey information and prepare updated appraisals.  We will provide notice when these activities will occur.  If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact the project team.


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CONTACT US. Questions, comments, and compliments welcome any time.

 

Anne Brooks, P.E.
Public Involvement Coordinator
Brooks & Associates
Toll Free Telephone: (866) 535-1877
Email: comments.brooksalaska@gmail.com
Sean Baski, P.E.
Project Manager
DOT&PF, Highway Design Group
Telephone: (907) 269-0547
Email: sean.baski@alaska.gov

 


SCHEDULE

 

Project Schedule


Design Study Report – 2013

Pre-Plans Specifications and Estimates Review (95%) - Fall 2018 through Spring 2019

Right of Way Acquisition – Fall 2018 through Spring 2020

Final Design – Fall 2019 through Winter 2020

Construction – Spring 2021 – Fall 2023


EVENTS AND MEETINGS

MAt-Su Transportation Fair

2018 Mat-Su Transportation Fair
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 3-7 pm
Curtis D. Menard Sports Center, 1001 S. Clapp Street, Wasilla - Google Map It
Read Blog |  Fact Sheet | Meeting Notes


EVENTS AND MEETINGS ARCHIVE

Past meeting materials and a chronology of Fairview Loop public involvement are available by request from comments.brooksalaska@gmail.com.


DOCUMENTS

Project documents and drawings are a work-in-progress and are subject to change through project development.  Documents are posted here when they become available.  Archived documents are available by request from comments.brooksalaska@gmail.com.

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RIGHT-OF-WAY APPRAISAL AND ACQUISITION

As the project restarts, the team will fine tune project design to determine updated right-of-way needs to make the improvements.  A DOT&PF Right-of-Way Agent or Acquisition contractor will contact affected property owners.  She or he will guide property owners through the acquisition process.  The project must follow the specific guidelines outlined in the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 as Amended. 

The Department will evaluate the relinquishment of already acquired rights-of-way after Phase 2 is complete. If the Department decides to relinquish the property that is no longer needed, then there are established processes to do so.