Commuters rejoice: Seward Highway back open after Tudor overpass crash

Published: Jan. 8, 2019 at 9:36 AM AKST
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Last week, a dump truck with its bed up collided with the Tudor Road overpass above the Seward Highway, shutting down lanes on both impacted roads and effectively throttling traffic for commuters who use the routes.

On Tuesday, the Department of Transportation announced that the road would be fully open on the Seward Highway in the impacted area, from Dowling Road undercrossing to 36th Avenue.

Previously, that stretch of highway, which is used commonly for Anchorage residents to make a straight shot downtown, was closed indefinitely while DOT crews and surveyors inspected the damage and made necessary repairs.


to a company and driver with Kelly Inc., doing business as A-1 Lawn and Landscaping, for "Unsafe conditions forbidden" and "not wearing corrective lenses" for the crash on Jan. 3.

Tudor Road has also seen some adjustments, due to one lane being closed to damage, according to Shannon McCarthy with DOT.

"On Tudor, we did do some tweaking of the lanes," she said. "But we should have two lanes eastbound and two lanes westbound. We are blocking off the northbound lane, if you are heading eastbound and you want to go northbound, we're going to want you to do that, to take Old Seward up to 36th or down to Dowling."