Project No. Z591210000
For the safety of the Glenn Highway users and the construction crew, a speed limit reduction to 55 MPH will be in effect from July 29th through October 30th, 2019. The reduction will be in effect only through the work zone. Check AlaskaNavigator.org for construction information, 511.Alaska.Gov for road conditions, and EagleRiverBridgeAK.com for project information. You may also call the project hotline at 1-844-767-9907 for construction information.
Eagle View Drive/NEW South Bound Frontage Road
Glenn Highway users will notice construction to the west of the highway. This work is reconstructing Eagle View Drive to become a new southbound frontage road for the Glenn Highway between Artillery and Hiland Roads. We expect construction activity on this portion of the road to continue through fall.
Nighttime Lane and Ramp Closures
Drivers will experience intermittent lane closures south of Eagle River to accommodate future frontage road construction. Work will utilize both day and night shifts to minimize disruptions to the traveling public. We’re asking drivers to expect nighttime lane closures for both the northbound and southbound Glenn Highway. Closures of the southbound Hiland Interchange off-ramp to accommodate construction activities will continue through most of August.
Fall Lane Closures/Earthquake Repairs
As part of this project, DOT&PF will be repairing earthquake damage to the abutments of the northbound Glenn Highway Eagle River Bridge. These repairs include the removal of bumps on the road and stabilizing the approaches. These repairs will potentially require a complete weekend closure of northbound Glenn Highway after Labor Day. Complete closure will depend on subsurface conditions encountered during repairs. Additional details will provided.
The Glenn Highway serves more than 50,000 drivers per day. During peak hours, the Glenn Highway can become congested with traffic, resulting in delays and driver frustration. The Glenn Highway is the only road connection between Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Valley.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) completed Phase I (northbound) of the Glenn Highway: Hiland to Artillery Capacity Improvements project—a State-funded project—in 2015. Phase I included:
Following completion of Phase I of the project, Phase II (southbound) was put on hold due to funding constraints. Funding is now in place, so DOT&PF has contracted Phase II work. This phase of the project will include:
Learn more about the project by selecting various project pages at the top of this site.