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 this website 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 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.
Earthquake Repairs Update
The repairs are now complete! Drivers will notice substantial improvement driving over the Northbound Eagle River Bridge.
The DOT&PF team used a first-time in Alaska process of injecting a polymer below the roadway surface to raise the approach structure at the abutment and stabilized the material below the roadway. By incrementally working back and forth between the slow and fast lanes, the team was able to avoid a total closure of the northbound Glenn Highway.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during the construction of the improvements to the Glenn Highway.
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.