AARoads Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: Alaska  (Read 20186 times)

Alps

  • y u m
  • *
  • *
  • Online Online

  • Posts: 14924
  • Elimitante the truck trarffic,

  • Age: 39
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Last Login: Today at 11:52:41 PM
    • Alps' Roads
Re: Alaska
« Reply #75 on: October 05, 2021, 05:56:22 PM »

Have there been any updates/discussions on the Glenn to Seward Highway connection in Anchorage? This seems to be one of the largest potential transportation projects in the state, by virtue of affecting its largest city.
Last time I heard of it being seriously proposed it died again.

froggie

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 12263
  • Location: Greensboro, VT
  • Last Login: Today at 07:27:27 PM
    • Froggie's Place
Re: Alaska
« Reply #76 on: October 23, 2021, 11:31:10 AM »

Speaking of highway connections, I recently discovered a project to build a DDI at the Steese Expwy/Johansen Expwy junction in Fairbanks.  The Steese (AK 2) would be the through route.  The project will also build a backage road connection between Farmers Loop Rd and the Johansen/Northside Blvd intersection.  Construction isn't expected before 2024.
Logged

Quillz

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2584
  • Age: 34
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Last Login: April 20, 2022, 04:26:04 PM
Re: Alaska
« Reply #77 on: October 24, 2021, 03:06:28 AM »

I've been to Fairbanks a few times and that intersection does get a lot of traffic, much more than I would have expected for a small town. A DDI makes sense.
Logged
US Highways: 1 / 2 / 6 / 12 / 14 / 16 / 18 / 20 / 26 / 30 / 50 / 64 / 66 / 84 / 85 / 87 / 91 / 93 / 95 / 97 / 99 / 101 / 189 / 191 / 201 / 285 / 287 / 385 / 395
Interstate Highways: 5 / 10 / 15 / 17 / 25 / 40 / 45 / 70 / 80 / 84 / 89 / 90 / 93 / 95

hurricanehink

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 54
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Last Login: May 20, 2022, 01:58:28 PM
Re: Alaska
« Reply #78 on: January 27, 2022, 06:25:57 PM »

Has there been any update about the freeway connection between the Seward and Glenn Highways in Anchorage?
Logged

Alps

  • y u m
  • *
  • *
  • Online Online

  • Posts: 14924
  • Elimitante the truck trarffic,

  • Age: 39
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Last Login: Today at 11:52:41 PM
    • Alps' Roads
Re: Alaska
« Reply #79 on: January 27, 2022, 06:56:59 PM »

Has there been any update about the freeway connection between the Seward and Glenn Highways in Anchorage?
Fictional.

Plutonic Panda

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2817
  • Location: Los Angeles/OKC
  • Last Login: Today at 04:21:03 PM
Re: Alaska
« Reply #80 on: January 27, 2022, 07:30:07 PM »

Has there been any update about the freeway connection between the Seward and Glenn Highways in Anchorage?
Fictional.
Are there any new proposed freeways in Alaska at the moment?
Logged

oscar

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 9496
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Last Login: Today at 10:26:38 PM
    • my Hot Springs and Highways pages
Re: Alaska
« Reply #81 on: January 27, 2022, 07:49:34 PM »

Are there any new proposed freeways in Alaska at the moment?

Not any I'm aware of.
Logged
my Hot Springs and Highways pages, with links to my roads sites:
http://www.alaskaroads.com/home.html

vdeane

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 13097
  • Age: 31
  • Location: NY's Capital District
  • Last Login: Today at 10:24:59 PM
    • New York State Roads
Re: Alaska
« Reply #82 on: January 27, 2022, 09:26:41 PM »

Has there been any update about the freeway connection between the Seward and Glenn Highways in Anchorage?
Fictional.
Sounds like it's one of those roads that's perpetually studied, like CT 11:
http://www.sewardglennmobility.com/FAQs.html#9
Logged
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position of NYSDOT or its affiliates.

Alps

  • y u m
  • *
  • *
  • Online Online

  • Posts: 14924
  • Elimitante the truck trarffic,

  • Age: 39
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Last Login: Today at 11:52:41 PM
    • Alps' Roads
Re: Alaska
« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2022, 09:48:43 PM »

Has there been any update about the freeway connection between the Seward and Glenn Highways in Anchorage?
Fictional.
Sounds like it's one of those roads that's perpetually studied, like CT 11:
http://www.sewardglennmobility.com/FAQs.html#9
Yup but has even less of a chance of being completed through the city. Better chance of I-A201 getting done as a beltway someday.

Kniwt

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 773
  • Last Login: Today at 09:56:41 AM
Re: Alaska
« Reply #84 on: February 13, 2022, 01:01:24 PM »

Anchorage Daily News updates the status of the proposed 100-mile West Sustina Access Road:
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/mat-su/2022/02/12/plans-for-a-disputed-mega-road-through-the-susitna-valley-backcountry-are-moving-forward-again/

Quote
A nearly decade-old proposal for a 100-mile road through the rugged backcountry west of the Susitna River is moving forward again, generating optimism for new mines and public access but also concerns over potential threats to a sprawling wildlife-rich remote area close to Alaska’s urban center.

Currently estimated at more than $350 million, the West Susitna Access road as proposed would run from Point MacKenzie to the Yentna Mining District in the Alaska Range, where numerous mining companies are eying potentially lucrative deposits.

... Now work on the project’s third phase, the two-year process of getting federal wetlands permits, is starting after the Mat-Su Borough Assembly voted to support AIDEA’s work on the permits.

... The road would bisect a roughly Vermont-sized area dotted with cabins and lodges that depend on the remote character of the area, a destination for fishing, hunting, subsistence activities, dog mushing and snowmachining.

Critics including wilderness lodge owners say that, given the lack of immediate timber or coal prospects, the road would basically subsidize foreign mining activities at the expense of the remote character and fish and wildlife that attract people now.

Logged

Plutonic Panda

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2817
  • Location: Los Angeles/OKC
  • Last Login: Today at 04:21:03 PM
Re: Alaska
« Reply #85 on: February 13, 2022, 05:18:36 PM »

It’s not like there isn’t hundreds of millions of other acres in Alaska that are untouched.
Logged

Stephane Dumas

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2453
  • Last Login: Today at 06:29:31 PM
Re: Alaska
« Reply #86 on: May 14, 2022, 04:58:17 PM »

There was a landslide who cut the road linking Seward to Lowell Point.
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2022/05/09/work-begins-on-clearing-huge-lowell-point-landslide/

Quote
Workers have started to clear a vast landslide that severed the community of Lowell Point, outside Seward, from its only road access Saturday. But officials have warned it could be up to two weeks before the road is fully usable again.

The access road to Lowell Point has seen smaller avalanches and landslides from the steep slopes of Bear Mountain. But on Saturday at about 7:30 p.m. a tumble of dirt and trees an estimated 200 feet long and 300 feet wide came down, burying the narrow road.

“The mountain just shed,” said City Clerk Brenda Ballou said.

No injuries were reported, and no problems related to the large debris field that spilled into Resurrection Bay have been recorded, Ballou said Monday. The city set up a shelter but no one had needed it as of Monday, she said.

On Monday, contractors used excavators to begin the process of hauling away the dirt. The debris field is estimated at 40,000 cubic yards, Ballou said.

Logged

Rothman

  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 9920
  • Last Login: Today at 10:42:47 PM
Re: Alaska
« Reply #87 on: May 14, 2022, 05:02:06 PM »

Landslide personified.
Logged
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position(s) of NYSDOT.

Plutonic Panda

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2817
  • Location: Los Angeles/OKC
  • Last Login: Today at 04:21:03 PM
Re: Alaska
« Reply #88 on: May 14, 2022, 05:15:00 PM »

Landslide personified.
Nyhe build them on there with beans it won’t prevent future landslides but tunnels will. Alaska will need a new freeway network and soon.
Logged

 


Opinions expressed here on belong solely to the poster and do not represent or reflect the opinions or beliefs of AARoads, its creators and/or associates.