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Blasting along Seward Highway aimed at reducing rockfall risks to motorists

  • Author: Bill Roth
  • Updated: March 24
  • Published March 23

One lane traffic at milepost 111.5 of the Seward Highway, south of McHugh Creek, on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Workers on Tuesday were preparing a site for overnight blasting operations at Mile 111.5 of the Seward Highway just south of McHugh Creek.

Workers with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and a contractor are performing stabilization work to mitigate potential rockfall sites along the Seward Highway between Anchorage and Girdwood.

The multiyear project is expected to be complete in July 2023.

Workers prepare a site for blasting operations at milepost 111.5 of the Seward Highway, south of McHugh Creek, on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Workers prepare a site for blasting operations at milepost 111.5 of the Seward Highway, south of McHugh Creek, on Sunday, March 21, 2021. (Bill Roth / ADN)
View of rockfall mitigation site at MP 111.5 of the Seward Highway from Beluga Point on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Heavy equipment is staged near rock mitigation site south of McHugh Creek along the Seward Highway on Tuesday. (Bill Roth / ADN)


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