Alaska Department of Transpiration & Public Facilities (DOT) will start field work to evaluate the area between mile posts 104 and 114 on the Seward Highway. The area has a history of rock falls and slides, and DOT is evaluating solutions to address the problem the department said in a press release.
Weekday lane closures are expected Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through June 27.
The department says the analyses will require contractors to use bucket trucks and ladders, and suspend personnel from the rock face in order to conduct geotechnical investigations. Segments of the northbound lane will be closed
Construction is anticipated in summer 2020 and is estimated to cost between $10 and $20 million.