Glenn Highway commuters, expect Southbound shoulder closures for expansion project

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Published: Jun. 5, 2019 at 12:31 PM AKDT
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The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will begin construction next week on a project to improve the Glenn Highway between Artillery Road and Hiland Drive. Construction will get started on Monday, June 10.

If this is along your commute, you're going to want to plan for extra time, as DOT says this construction will affect highway traffic.

Starting Monday, drivers should expect intermittent shoulder closures southbound between the Eagle River Bridge and Hiland Road. DOT officials say the shoulder closures will separate commuter traffic from construction vehicles as they exit and enter the highway.

The Glenn Highway Capacity Project aims to add a southbound lane between Artillery Road and Hiland Drive, realign the Glenn Highway to reduce the southbound hill, construct a new southbound bridge to accommodate three lanes of traffic, and construct a new frontage road west of the main highway.

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