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Road repair updates: Briggs Bridge open; Seward Highway fully open in Midtown

  • Author: Madeline McGee
  • Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Published December 6, 2018

As repairs are made and crews work around the clock, here are the latest road updates from the Alaska Department of Transportation:

• The Briggs Bridge on Eagle River Loop Road will be open to traffic late Thursday evening. One lane may be closed while crews address a bump in the road surface.

• The Glenn Highway northbound Eagle River Bridge is now open to traffic. Guardrail repair will be scheduled in the near future. DOT said it would close a lane on the southbound Eagle River Bridge at 4 p.m. Thursday “to remove about an inch off the bump (abutment).”

• On the Seward Highway between Tudor Road and 36th Avenue, all lanes are now open. Repair work is complete in that area.

• Both the Minnesota Drive exit ramps to International Airport Road are now open to traffic. The southbound ramp will be closed starting at 10 a.m. Saturday while jersey barriers are installed. The closure will last four to six hours.

• Work on Minnesota at 100th Avenue and Dimond Boulevard is complete.

• On the Glenn Highway southbound at Mirror Lake, construction is now complete.

• The westbound lanes of Dowling Road between Lake Otis Parkway and Elmore Road are now open. Earthquake repairs have been completed in that area.

• Repairs are now underway on Vine Road between Shady Grove Lane and Country Wood Drive. The road remains closed.

• West Ship Creek Avenue just east of North C Street will remain closed Thursday while water utility crews make repairs.

• On the Glenn Highway northbound at the Palmer Flyover, temporary repairs have been completed. Approach is open to one lane.

• The Department is still advising drivers not to travel or stop on the Seward Highway between Miles 114 and 104 because of continuing rockfall in the area due to aftershocks. Mile 109 is “particularly active” and DOT is temporarily closing the water site there as a precaution.

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