The Glenn Highway: Hiland to Artillery Capacity Improvements project is being constructed in two phases. Phase I, the northbound lanes, was completed in 2015. Construction for Phase II, the southbound lanes, will begin in the third quarter of 2019 and will be completed in 2020. During this time, drivers will experience temporary lane closures and/or detours during off-peak travel times.
In 2020, a detour route will move southbound traffic onto two new, yet-to-be-constructed lanes on the northbound bridge. This will likely require northbound traffic to be reduced to two lanes for part of one construction season. Once the northbound bridge has been prepared, southbound traffic will be rerouted to the two new lanes, which will be separated from northbound traffic by a barrier. Lane management systems will be used to direct traffic flow. Each direction—north- and southbound—will maintain two functional lanes of traffic.
DOT&PF anticipates that this temporary traffic realignment will be required for up to 5 months while the new southbound bridge is constructed. Upon completion of the new bridge, southbound traffic will be rerouted to its new permanent alignment.
Drivers will be notified of lane closures and other traffic changes through radio and print media advertising, electronic signage, social media, the project website, and regular email updates to individuals who have signed up for the project’s contact list.