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Traffic updates from the State of Alaska are available at www.alaskanavigator.org.

Timely information regarding road closure dates and times, as well as traffic detour routes will be released throughout the summer as the project progresses.

10/21/16 and 10/22/16

The Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will remain closed through Saturday evening as the arch is installed. The arch will be lifted and placed early Friday morning, weather permitting.

Please utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive as detour routes. During this time, Tatitlek from Pioneer to Egan will be closed to thru and cross traffic. (Tatitlek will be used to detour large truck transits only.)

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction will remain in place until work is complete.


10/20/16 through 10/23/16

The Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be open Thursday afternoon through Saturday morning.

This portion of the highway will then be closed from 8:00 am Saturday until Sunday evening or Monday morning for the installation of the arch.

Please utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive as detour routes. During this time, Tatitlek from Pioneer to Egan will be closed to thru and cross traffic. (Tatitlek will be used to detour large truck transits only.)

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction remains in place until work is complete.


10/18/16 through 10/21/16

The Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed from 8:00 am Tuesday October 18th through 6:00 pm Friday October 21st for the installation of the arch. Please utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive as detour routes. During this time, Tatitlek from Pioneer to Egan will be closed to thru and cross traffic. (Tatitlek will be used to detour large truck transits only.)

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction remains in place until work is complete.


10/14/16 through 10/16/16

The arch has arrived in Valdez. Final fabrication will take place over the weekend. Expect the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn to be closed early next week for the installation of the arch. Exact dates and times will follow. Please utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive as detour routes. During this time, Tatitlek from Pioneer to Egan will be closed to thru and cross traffic. (Tatitlek will be used to detour large truck transits only.)

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction remains in place until work is complete.


10/12/16 and 10/13/16

The Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed Thursday October 13th from 9am - 5pm for arch foundation work. Please utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive as detour routes. During this time, Tatitlek from Pioneer to Egan will be closed to thru and cross traffic. (Tatitlek will be used to detour large truck transits only.)

Starting early next week expect the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn to be closed for 2-3 days for the installation of the arch.

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction remains in place until work is complete.


10/08/16 through 10/17/16

The Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed Friday October 14th from 9am - 5pm for arch foundation work. Please utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive as detour routes. During this time, Tatitlek from Pioneer to Egan will be closed to thru and cross traffic. (Tatitlek will be used to detour large truck transits only.)

The third week of October the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed for 3-4 days for the installation of the arch.

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction remains in place until work is complete.


10/01/16 through 10/03/16

The Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed Monday October 3rd from 9am - 5pm for arch foundation work. Please utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive as detour routes. During this time, Tatitlek from Pioneer to Egan will be closed to thru and cross traffic. (Tatitlek will be used to detour large truck transits only.)

Expect a lane shift on Egan Drive Saturday Oct. 1st thru early next week.

The second week of October the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed for 3-4 days for the installation of the arch.

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction remains in place until work is complete.

09/30/16

The Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed Saturday October 1st from 11am - 5pm for arch foundation work. Please utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive as detour routes. During this time, Tatitlek from Pioneer to Egan will be closed to thru and cross traffic. (Tatitlek will be used to detour large truck transits only.)

On Friday September 30th, expect brief and intermittent flagging on the Richardson highway from Meals Avenue to Hazelet Avenue while light poles are installed. Expect minimal delays.

In early October Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed for 3-4 days for the installation of the arch.

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction remain in place until work is complete.

Expect lane shifts or sidewalk closures along Egan Drive as new light poles continue to be installed.



09/28/16 through 10/01/16

The Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed today September 28th from 9am - 3pm for arch foundation work. Please utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive as detour routes. During this time, Tatitlek from Pioneer to Egan will be closed to thru and cross traffic. (Tatitlek will be used to detour large truck transits only.)

On Saturday October 1st, flaggers will be assisting drivers on the Richardson highway from Chitina Avenue to Pioneer Drive while light poles are installed. Expect minimal delays.

In early October Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed for 3-4 days for the installation of the arch.

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction remains in place until work is complete.

Expect lane shifts or sidewalk closures along Egan Drive as new light poles continue to be installed.



09/25/16 through 10/01/16

This week expect periodic half day closures of Richardson Highway near Totem Inn for arch foundation pours. Please utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive as detour routes.

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction will be in place until work is complete.

In early October this same road closure (Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn) will be in effect for 3-4 days for the installation of the arch.

Expect lane shifts or sidewalk closures along Egan Drive as new light poles continue to be installed.


09/24/16

The Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed on Saturday from 9am – 6pm for arch foundation work. Please utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive as detour routes. Expect additional closures next week as the foundations for the welcome arch are completed.

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction will be in place until work is complete.

In early October this same road closure (Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn) will be in effect for 3-4 days for the installation of the arch.

Expect lane shifts or sidewalk closures along Egan Drive as new light poles continue to be installed.


09/20/16 through 09/26/16

Expect lane shifts or sidewalk closures along Egan Drive as new light poles continue to be installed.

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary advisory speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This advisory speed reduction will be in place until work is complete.

For the next two weeks expect half day closures periodically for arch foundation pours. This closure will be on Egan Drive in front of the Totem Inn, with a detour route utilizing Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive.

In early October this same road closure (Egan Drive in front of Totem Inn) will be in effect for 3-4 days for the installation of the arch.


09/13/16 through 09/19/16

Expect a lane shift for west-bound drivers along Egan Drive as new light poles are installed.

For the safety of workers preparing the welcome arch installation site, a temporary speed reduction to 10 mph is in effect along the Richardson Highway from Pioneer Drive to Meals Avenue. This speed reduction will be in place until work is complete.

During the last two weeks in September, expect half day closures periodically for arch foundation pours. This closure will be on Egan Drive in front of the Totem Inn, with a detour route utilizing Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive.

During late September or early October this same road closure (Egan Drive in front of Totem Inn) will be in effect for 3-4 days for the installation of the arch.
 
09/09/16 through 09/12/16

For two weeks, beginning Monday September 12th, there will be a lane shift along Egan Drive as new light poles get installed.

During the last two weeks in September, expect half day closures periodically for arch foundation pours. This closure will be in front of the Totem Inn and the detour route will utilize Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive.

During late September or early October this same road closure (Egan Drive in front of Totem Inn) will be in effect for 3-4 days for the installation of the arch.

09/02/16

Paving will take place in the front parking lot of the hospital today. All parking will be available along the front of the building, in the existing paved section of the parking lot, and in the dog park parking lot. Asphalt trucks will use the road around the rear of the hospital to enter and exit the site. Please do not park in the construction zone or in the gravel lot south of the maintenance building. Please use extra caution on the medical campus. Remember the posted speed limit is 10mph.

East Pioneer Drive will have 2-way flagging all day today. Expect about 5 minute delays. Along the south side of Egan, expect heavy truck traffic from about 3-7pm.


08/31/16 through 09/04/16

Paving the hospital parking lot and asphalt patching along Egan is scheduled for this Friday afternoon. During this time, expect heavy truck traffic around these areas.


08/27/16 through 08/28/16

The east end of Pioneer drive may be temporarily closed for striping. Some shoulder work along Egan and Pioneer continues through the weekend. Final paving for the patches along the south side of Egan is scheduled for early next week.

Corner plazas and planters along Egan are nearly complete. Street lights are scheduled to be installed the last two weeks in September. Prep work has begun for the arch and expect installation around mid September.


Week of August 22, 2016

All roadways and business driveways are open. Some shoulder work along Egan continues this week. Final paving for the patches along the south side of Egan is scheduled for this weekend.

Corner plazas and planters along Egan are nearly complete. Street lights are scheduled to be installed the last two weeks in September. Prep work has begun for the arch with installation around mid September.


08/19/16 through 08/20/16

The remaining portions of Pioneer Drive will be paved Saturday, with the entire roadway open for traffic on Sunday. Expect heavy truck traffic Saturday.

  • The eastern half of Pioneer is open and business access is available from the Richardson Highway.
  • The western half of Pioneer will remain closed until Sunday.
  • The Meals and Pioneer intersection will be closed Friday, Saturday and part of Sunday.
  • Sunday afternoon Pioneer Drive will open to thru traffic, but anticipate a brief additional closure in late August for striping.

 
Expect lane shifts along Egan Drive. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area. The hospital parking lot will be paved Saturday and open for traffic Sunday.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/18/16

The remaining portions of Pioneer Drive will be paved Saturday, with the entire roadway open for traffic on Sunday. Expect heavy truck traffic Saturday.

  • The eastern half of Pioneer is open and business access is available from the Richardson Highway. 
  • The western half of Pioneer will remain closed until Sunday. 
  • The Meals and Pioneer intersection will be closed Friday, Saturday and part of Sunday. 
  • Sunday afternoon Pioneer Drive will open to thru traffic, but anticipate a brief additional closure in late August for striping.

Expect lane shifts along Egan Drive. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area. The hospital parking lot will be paved Saturday and open for traffic Sunday.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/17/16

The eastern half of Pioneer is paved and open today. The western half is closed until paving is completed on Sunday August 21st, weather permitting. The Meals and Pioneer intersection will be closed Saturday and Sunday. If paving is completed on Sunday, the entire road and intersection will be paved and open to thru traffic by Monday morning.

Expect lane shifts along Egan Drive. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/16/16

Weather permitting, paving operations will begin today on Pioneer Drive’s east end. Expect heavy truck traffic on the highway and Meals Avenue. Business access points will remain unchanged. If paving operations are successful the east end will open tonight or tomorrow morning and the west end will close until paved.

Expect lane shifts along Egan Drive. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/13/16 through 08/15/16

Pioneer Drive’s east end is closed to thru traffic. Business access is available from Meals Avenue. Only Eagle’s Rest RV Park customers can access that business from the highway. It is not possible to access other businesses from the RV Park. The east end will open after paving is complete which is tentatively scheduled to be Thursday August 18th weather permitting. Excessive rain and standing water severely compromises paving operations.

A portion of the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed from August 22 – September 7 for the construction of the arch. Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive will be used as detour routes.

Expect lane shifts along Egan Drive. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/12/16

Pioneer Drive’s east end is closed to thru traffic. Only Eagle’s Rest RV Park customers can utilize Pioneer Drive from the Richardson Highway. All other business access is available from Meals Avenue. It is not possible to access other businesses from the RV Park. The east end will open after paving is complete on Wednesday, August 17th.

A portion of the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed from August 22 – September 7 for the construction of the arch. Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive will be used as detour routes.

Expect lane shifts along Egan Drive. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/11/16

Pioneer Drive’s east end is closed to thru traffic. Only Eagle’s Rest RV Park customers can utilize Pioneer Drive from the Richardson Highway. All other business access is available from Meals Avenue. It is not possible to access other businesses from the RV Park. The east end will open after paving is complete on Saturday, weather permitting.

A portion of the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed from August 22 – September 7 for the construction of the arch. Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive will be used as detour routes.

Expect lane shifts along Egan Drive. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/10/16

Pioneer Drive’s east end is closed to thru traffic. Only Eagle’s Rest RV Park customers can utilize Pioneer Drive from the Richardson Highway. All other business access is available from Meals Avenue. It is not possible to access other businesses from the RV Park. The east end will open after paving is complete on Saturday weather permitting.

A portion of the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed from August 22 – September 7 for the construction of the arch. Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive will be used as detour routes.

Expect lane shifts along Egan Drive. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/09/16

Pioneer Drive’s east end is closed to thru traffic. Only Eagle’s Rest RV Park customers can utilize Pioneer Drive from the Richardson Highway. All other business access is available from Meals Avenue. It is not possible to access other businesses from the RV Park.

A portion of the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed from August 22 – September 7 for the construction of the arch. Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive will be used as detour routes.

Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/05/16 through 08/07/16

Pioneer will be open as a through street until Monday August 8th. Starting Monday the east half of the road will be closed and business access will be available from Meals Avenue. It will remain like this until Friday August 12th at which time the west half and the Meals intersection will close for two days.

No work will occur this weekend except at the hospital.

A portion of the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed from August 22 – September 7 for the construction of the arch. Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive will be used as detour routes.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/04/16
 

The intersection of Meals and Pioneer will be re-opened by tomorrow morning if not this afternoon. Please follow posted detour routes. The intersection will close again in early August for paving. Business access along Pioneer is available from the Richardson Highway.

Along Egan Drive expect lane shifts. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

A portion of the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed from August 22 – September 7 for the construction of the arch. Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive will be used as detour routes. **Please note adjustment to construction dates**

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/03/16

The intersection of Meals and Pioneer will be closed through Thursday August 4th. It will re-open for the weekend. Please follow posted detour routes. The intersection will close again in early August for paving. Business access along Pioneer is available from the Richardson Highway.

Along Egan Drive expect lane shifts. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

A portion of the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be closed from August 15 – August 30 for the construction of the arch. Chitina Avenue and Pioneer Drive will be used as detour routes.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


08/02/16

The intersection of Meals and Pioneer will be closed through Thursday August 4th. It will re-open for the weekend. Please follow posted detour routes. Business access along Pioneer is available from the Richardson Highway.

Along Egan Drive expect lane shifts. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/30/16 and 07/31/16

The State DOT will be milling and paving the inbound lane of the Richardson Highway through the weekend. Expect up to 20 minute delays. Either a pilot car or flaggers will be in effect.

Pioneer Drive will be open as a thru street through the weekend but expect lane shifts as crews continue to work. Expect the intersection Meals and Pioneer will be closed Monday August 1st – Thursday August 4th.

Along Egan Drive expect lane shifts. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/29/16

The State DOT will be milling and paving the inbound lane of the Richardson Highway through the weekend. Expect up to 20 minute delays. Either a pilot car or flaggers will be in effect.

Pioneer Drive will be open as a thru street through the weekend but expect lane shifts as crews continue to work. Expect the intersection Meals and Pioneer will be closed Monday August 1st – Thursday August 4th.

Along Egan Drive expect lane shifts. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/28/16

The State DOT will be milling the inbound lane of the Richardson Highway today. Work will extend from the duck flats to Meals Avenue. Expect delays. Paving will follow Friday and Saturday.

The east end of Pioneer Drive will be closed today. Please note there is no thru access near the pharmacy. Access to Capt’n Joes Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, and Old Town Burgers is available using Meals Avenue.

Along Egan Drive expect lane shifts. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/27/16

The State DOT will be milling the inbound lane of the Richardson Highway Thursday July 28th. Work will extend from the duck flats to Meals Avenue. Expect delays. Paving will follow.

The east end of Pioneer Drive will be closed today. Please note there is no thru access near the pharmacy. Access to Capt’n Joes Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, and Old Town Burgers is available using Meals Avenue.

Expect the intersection of Meals and Pioneer to be closed August 1-4th. Paving of Pioneer Drive and Meals/Pioneer intersection is scheduled for August 10th.

Along Egan Drive expect lane shifts. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/26/16

The State DOT will be milling the inbound lane of the Richardson Highway on Wednesday July 27th. Work will extend from the duck flats to Meals Avenue. Expect delays. Paving is scheduled for Thursday and Friday of this week.

The west end of Pioneer Drive will be closed until mid-week, at which time the closure will shift to the east end of the road. Please note there is no thru access near the pharmacy. Access to Capt’n Joes Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, and Old Town Burgers is available using the Richardson Highway.

Anticipate Pioneer Drive reopening to thru traffic by July 29th. The intersection of Meals and Pioneer is tentatively scheduled for closure on August 8th. Paving of Pioneer Drive and Meals/Pioneer intersection is scheduled for August 9th.

Along Egan Drive expect lane shifts. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is located on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/23/16 through 07/25/16

Pioneer Drive will be open to thru traffic until Monday July 25th. During this time, access to some business driveways may be limited.

Weather permitting, the Pioneer Drive closure will alternate between east and west ends next week. Anticipate the roadway reopening to thru traffic by July 29th. The intersection of Meals and Pioneer is tentatively scheduled for closure on August 8th. Paving of the entire roadway and intersection is scheduled for August 9th.

Along Egan Drive expect lane shifts. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will also be closed. Please follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic.

At the hospital, patient parking is available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.

Meals Intersection Closer on Pioneer TCP & TCP Arch Closure on Rich

07/22/16

The State DOT is performing shoulder work along the Richardson Highway. Expect minimal delays.

The west entrance of Pioneer remains closed. There is no thru access near the pharmacy. Access to Capt’n Joes Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, and Old Town Burgers is only available using the Richardson Highway.

Along Egan Drive west bound drivers can expect a lane shift. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the other side.

At the hospital, patient parking has been made available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/21/16

The State DOT is performing shoulder work along the Richardson Highway. Expect delays.

The west entrance of Pioneer remains closed. There is no thru access near the pharmacy. Access to Capt’n Joes Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, and Old Town Burgers is only available using the Richardson Highway. Expect Safeway parking lot to be finished today.

Along Egan Drive, expect lane shifts. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the other side.

At the hospital, patient parking has been made available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/20/16

The State DOT is performing shoulder work along the Richardson Highway and paving the approaches. Flaggers or a pilot car will be assisting drivers. Expect delays and temporary driveway closures.

Today, Safeway is paving their parking lot. The west entrance of Pioneer remains closed. There is no thru access near the pharmacy. Access to Capt’n Joes Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, and Old Town Burgers is only available using the Richardson Highway. Expect Safeway parking lot to be under construction through tomorrow.

Along Egan Drive, expect lane shifts. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the other side.

At the hospital, patient parking has been made available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/19/16

The State DOT is performing shoulder work along the Richardson Highway and working at the approaches. Expect work at the Airport Road intersection. Flaggers will be assisting drivers entering and exiting the highway. Expect minimal delays.

The west entrance of Pioneer will be closed. All business access is available near Old Town Burgers by using the Richardson highway.

Various sidewalk portions on Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the other side.

Safeway can only be accessed from Meals Avenue.

At the hospital, patient parking has been made available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/16/16 through 07/18/16

The State DOT is performing clean up along the Richardson Highway and working at the approaches. Here, flaggers will be assisting drivers entering and exiting the highway. Expect minimal delays.

The west entrance of Pioneer will be closed. All business access is available near Old Town Burgers by using the Richardson highway.

Expect lane shifts for west-bound drivers on Egan. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the other side.

Safeway can only be accessed from Meals Avenue.

At the hospital, patient parking has been made available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/15/16

The State DOT is performing clean up along the Richardson Highway and working at the approaches. Here, flaggers will be assisting drivers entering and exiting the highway. Expect minimal delays.

Expect the closure on Pioneer to switch between the east and west end through the weekend. Either the Richardson highway or Meals Avenue will be available for business access.

Expect lane shifts for west-bound drivers on Egan. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the other side.

Safeway can only be accessed from Meals Avenue.

At the hospital, patient parking has been made available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park by car, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/14/16

The State DOT is performing clean up along the Richardson Highway and working at the approaches. Here, flaggers will be assisting drivers entering and exiting the highway. Expect minimal delays.

Expect the closure on Pioneer to switch between the east and west end through the weekend. Either the Richardson highway or Meals Avenue will be available for business access.

Expect lane shifts for west-bound drivers on Egan. Various sidewalk portions on Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the other side.

Safeway can only be accessed from Meals Avenue.

At the hospital, patient parking has been made available along the sidewalk. Overflow and employee parking is on either side of the construction area.

To access the dog park, follow detour signs to the parking lot.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/13/16

The State DOT is performing clean up along the Richardson Highway and working at the approaches. Here, flaggers will be assisting drivers entering and exiting the highway. Some paving could be expected. Expect minimal delays.

Expect the closure on Pioneer to switch between the east and west end today and tomorrow. Either the Richardson highway or Meals Avenue will be available for business access.

Expect lane shifts for west-bound drivers on Egan. Various sidewalk portions on the north side of Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the south side.

Safeway can only be accessed from Meals Avenue.

Follow detour signs for parking at the dog park.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/12/16

The State DOT is performing clean up along the Richardson Highway and working at the approaches. Here, flaggers will be assisting drivers entering and exiting the highway. Expect minimal delays.

Today the west end of Pioneer Drive is closed. Business access to Capt’n Joe’s Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, Old Town Burgers, and Eagle’s Rest RV Park is available from the Richardson Highway. Expect the closure on Pioneer to switch between the east and west end for Wednesday and Thursday. Either the Richardson highway or Meals Avenue will be available for business access.

Expect lane shifts for west-bound drivers on Egan. Various sidewalk portions on the north side of Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the south side.

Safeway can only be accessed from Meals Avenue.

Follow detour signs for parking at the dog park.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/10/16

Today the State DOT is not working along the Richardson Highway.

The west end of Pioneer Drive is closed. Business access to Capt’n Joe’s Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, Old Town Burgers, and Eagle’s Rest RV Park is available from the Richardson Highway. Safeway can only be accessed from Meals Avenue.

Various sidewalk portions on the north side of Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the south side.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/09/16

The State DOT is paving the Richardson Highway and continues to stripe Egan Drive downtown. Expect detours and up to 20 minute delays. Either a pilot car or flaggers will be in effect.

The west end of Pioneer Drive is closed. Business access to Capt’n Joe’s Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, Old Town Burgers, and Eagle’s Rest RV Park is available from the Richardson Highway. Safeway can only be accessed from Meals Avenue.

Various sidewalk portions on the north side of Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the south side.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/08/16

The State DOT continues to mill and pave the Richardson Highway and stripe Egan Drive downtown. Milling crews will work up till 10 pm. Expect detours and up to 20 minute delays. Either a pilot car or flaggers will be in effect.

The west end of Pioneer Drive is closed. Business access to Capt’n Joe’s Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, Old Town Burgers, and Eagle’s Rest RV Park is available from the Richardson Highway. Safeway can only be accessed from Meals Avenue.

Various sidewalk portions on the north side of Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the south side.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/07/16

The State DOT continues to mill and pave the Richardson Highway and stripe Egan Drive. Milling crews will work up till 10 pm. Expect detours and up to 20 minute delays. Either a pilot car or flaggers will be in effect.

The west end of Pioneer Drive is closed. Business access to Capt’n Joe’s Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, Old Town Burgers, and Eagle’s Rest RV Park is available from the Richardson Highway. Safeway can only be accessed from Meals Avenue.

Various sidewalk portions on the north side of Egan will be closed. Follow posted signs directing pedestrian traffic to the south side.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


07/06/16

Today the State DOT will begin milling the inbound lane of the Richardson Highway and striping Egan Drive downtown. Milling crews will work up till 10 pm. Expect detours and up to 20 minute delays. Either a pilot car or flaggers will be in effect.

The west end of Pioneer Drive is closed. Business access to Capt’n Joe’s Tesoro, Sacred Grounds, Old Town Burgers, and Eagle’s Rest RV Park is available from the Richardson Highway. Safeway can only be accessed from Meals Avenue.

Remember to slow down. Make a safer work environment for the City and State construction crews.


6/10/16

Expect construction and road closures on East Pioneer Drive.

Road closures will alternate between the east and west side through early to mid July.

Business access will be maintained.

Expect additional truck traffic in and around town throughout the next few weeks.

No through traffic or business access is allowed through Eagle’s Rest RV Park.

Continue using caution when driving in the area.


6/3/16

EAST PIONEER DRIVE

Road closure will move this weekend. Expect the east end of the street to close starting late on Saturday June 4th and remain there until approximately Friday June 10th.

Expect additional truck traffic in and around town throughout the next few weeks.

Business access will be maintained by entering East Pioneer Drive from Meals Avenue.

No through traffic or business access is allowed through Eagle’s Rest RV Park.

Continue using caution when driving in the area.

EGAN & RICHARDSON HIGHWAY

Expect lane closures throughout the summer and into the fall on Egan (East of Hazelet) and the Richardson Hwy (West of E. Pioneer). Traffic flow will be maintained, but expect delays.

The AKDOT resurfacing project overlaps in this area. Please contact AKDOT personnel at 907-834-1029 regarding questions/comments about the resurfacing and sidewalk ramp work.

5/25/16

Construction work will pause over the holiday weekend to accommodate Memorial Day community activities. This includes Saturday May 28th, Sunday May 29th, and Monday May 30th.

The road closure will move to the west end of the street starting either late afternoon of Wednesday May 25th or Thursday May 26th. The road closure will remain at this location until about Saturday June 4th.

Business access will be maintained by entering Pioneer Drive from the Richardson Highway.

No through traffic or business access is allowed through Eagle’s Rest RV Park. Continue using caution when driving in the area


5/23/16

Construction work will pause over the holiday weekend to accommodate Memorial Day community activities. This includes Saturday May 28th, Sunday May 29th, and Monday May 30th.

The road closure will move to the west end of the street starting Thursday May 26th and back again early next week.

No through traffic or business access is allowed through Eagle’s Rest RV Park. Continue using caution when driving in the area


5/6/16 

Expect construction on East Pioneer Drive starting May 11th, 2016.

During construction, access to all businesses along East Pioneer will be maintained. Closures will alternate between the eastern and western half of the road. The middle point of the closure will vary between Captain Joe’s Tesoro and Old Town Burger. Please use caution when driving in the area.

For a diagram showing the detour routes, please refer to the photo gallery.


5/2/16


Prosser-Dagg Construction Company plans to start work on Pioneer within the week. They are tentatively scheduled to work through the month of June.