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

The Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) paint striping that caused delays recently from mile 0 to mile 37 of the Seward Highway is resuming today. Motorists can expect additional delays as crews perform another pass over the road, sweeping along the center lines, before making a third pass to apply a second coat of paint. Paint striping of side roads will begin upon completion of the highway.

“They’re going to be out there working as soon as they can if the weather cooperates,” said DOT Public Information Officer Jill Reese. “They’re already in process of doing that. They don’t want to get away from an area and go do something else, so they’re going to be working on it until it gets done.”

Drivers may experience delays of five to fifteen minutes, and officials caution motorists not to cross freshly painted road lines or pass heavy equipment vehicles while they are actively painting.

No word yet as to a precise estimate on the work’s completion. Consult 511.alaska.gov for updates.