Alaska Department of Transporation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF)

The contractor scheduled to complete the blasting work on the Seward Highway between mile markers 17 and 22.5 has delayed the blasting begin date until Monday, July 18 due to a delay in mobilizing equipment.

The Seward Highway will be closed on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning at 8 p.m. for the blasting activity. Although the closures may end each night as early as 8:30 or 9 p.m., depending upon the ability of crews to remove debris, the highway could be closed until 5 a.m.

Closures are expected to continue through mid September.