Alaska News

State contract worker killed during work on highway construction project near Portage

A state contract worker was killed Friday while working on a Seward Highway construction project near Portage, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said.

The worker has not yet been identified. The incident occurred during work to remove a bridge at Twentymile River, the transportation department said in a statement. The bridge removal is part of a broader project to improve roads and bridges on the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm south of Girdwood, between Mile 75 and 90.

Representatives for the state transportation department and Alaska State Troopers said the responding agency was the Anchorage Police Department, and did not have additional information to share about the incident Saturday.

Anchorage police did not respond Saturday to questions about the circumstances surrounding the incident.