Alaska News

Blasting along Seward Highway aimed at reducing rockfall risks to motorists

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.

2019: Car strikes large boulder on rockfall-prone stretch of Seward Highway