Sterling Highway Milepost 45-60 Project Number: 53014 / STP-F-021-2(15)

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Sterling Highway MP 45-60 Project
Spring 2021 Online Public Meeting – Archive

April 29 – June 8, 2021

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Sterling Highway MP 45-60 Project

Spring 2021 Online Open House

Project Number: 53014 / STP-F-021-2(15)

Archived

Station 3 - Middle Section

1 – Project Overview

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5 – 2021 Construction

Station 2. West and East Ends

2 – Design Updates

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6 – Public Meeting Video

Watershed Btn

3 – Watershed Connectivity

Station 7. Contact and Comment

7 – Project Sign Up & Contact

Station 6. Next Steps

4 – Schedule and Next Steps

Supporting Documents

Supporting Documents

Station 3 - Middle Section

1 – Project Overview

Station 2. West and East Ends

2 – Design Updates

Watershed Btn

3 – Watershed Connectivity

Station 6. Next Steps

4 – Schedule and Next Steps

Construction Icon

5 – 2021 Construction

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6 – Public Meeting Video

Station 7. Contact and Comment

7 – Project Sign Up & Contact

Supporting Documents

Supporting Documents

Welcome!

Welcome to the Sterling Highway MP-45-60 Online Open House

The project is planned to reduce highway congestion, meet current design standards, and improve highway safety.

Construction on the current highway will begin this spring. Design is continuing on the middle and east ends of the project.

For more information, visit sterlinghighway.net or email the project team at sterlinghwy@hdrinc.com. 

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Station 1 - Project Overview Map

Welcome to the Sterling 45-60 Spring 2021 Online Open House Project Overview Map. Hover over the red magnifying circles to see project features.

Sterling Hwy 45-60 Project Overview Map
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West End (Phase 1A) West End (Phase 1A)

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Slaughter Gulch Trail Construction

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East End (Phase 1B) Under Design 

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Old and New Sterling Intersection Map

Intersection of Old and New Sterling Highway

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Resurrection Pass Trail Updates

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Juneau Creek Bridge Under Design

Juneau Creek Bridge – Under Design

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New Alignment Map

Map Gallery

Station 2 - Design Updates

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Station 3 - Watershed Connectivity

Hydrological mapping is complete. Wetlands are preserved, and culverts, ditches, and wildlife passages will provide watershed connectivity throughout the project area. 

Hydrology Map

Station 4 - Schedule & Project Next Steps

Sterling 45-60 Project Schedule

As design continues and construction ramps up, the project will see a robust field season. 

  • Geotechnical investigations will continue at the bridge site.
  • Extensive cultural resources research and monitoring will occur throughout the project.
  • Minor wildlife work will continue with a focus on bird and goshawk counts and monitoring cameras at wildlife crossing locations.
  • Surveyors will work on trails in some areas.
  • Invasive species eradication is occurring now to reduce spread during construction.
  • Water quality testing is continuing upon request.

RIGHT-OF-WAY

Coordination with property owners is well underway. Property appraisals are started on Phase 1B. The project is coordinating with KPB & USFS to gain access to alignment on existing roadways. Phases 3-4 will not impact private property owners. The CIRI/USFWS land transfer is still underway.

FIREWOOD

Firewood will be made available to the public again this season. Check the Cooper Landing Crier and project website for notices. Join the project email list for direct notification.

 

Station 5 - 2021 Construction

2021 Construction Map

Construction is scheduled to increase in 2021.

  • Reconstruction will begin on the main highway on Phase 1A, with Scarsella Brothers as the contractor.
  • Clearing on the off-alignment and at staging areas will continue.
  • Grading and drainage work will begin on sections of the new alignment.
  • Sections of the pioneer road will be improved this summer.

The anticipated schedule for 2021 construction on the off-alignment section of the project may shift to take advantage of alternative construction methodologies.

A staging area at MP 45.5, next to the Cooper Landing Brewery, will be used to support construction. The project is coordinating with KPB to assure that land use is consistent with future development. 

Recreation access will be maintained on trails throughout construction. Trail users may see signs of construction activity.

Watch for trucks on the road through Cooper Landing. Construction materials will be trucked in from Soldotna and Anchorage.

West End (Phase 1A) Construction

  • No major closures are expected this summer.
  • Several short nighttime road closures are anticipated during July. A two-week notice is required for closures.
  • Periodic lane restrictions are minimized on weekends and daytime hours.
  • Two small detours will occur around the area of the wildlife crossings.
  • Night work will occur, from 9 PM to 6 AM, away from town around MP 58.

Off-Alignment Construction

  • Drilling and blasting will occur with noise mitigation measures in place.
  • Minor trail reroutes will be posted during bridge access work.

Pioneer Road Improvements

  • All access routes through subdivisions will remain open.
  • Watch for increased truck traffic.

Know Before You Go

DOT&PF will notify the public about upcoming construction.

Project and road condition information

  • AlaskaNavigator.org – construction status. Search for the Sterling Highway MP 45-60 project.
  • 511.Alaska.Gov – road conditions – select “My 511” to create an account and sign up for alerts to your phone or email
  • Sterlinghighway.net – project updates

Sign up now to receive alerts about changes to traffic patterns so you can plan your travel.

Station 6 - Public Meeting Video

Station 7 - Contact Us & Mailing List Sign-up

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Sterling MP 45-60 Website

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Construction questions?
Shaun Combs, DOT&PF
907-351-0501

Project questions?
Katherine Wood
907-644-2153

 

Supporting Documents

The documents below support the information displayed throughout this online public meeting. You will need a PDF reader to view these documents. Download a free version at Adobe’s website. 

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