Thousands of people from all over the state are expected to be traveling through Palmer starting late next month as the Alaska State Fair gets underway. The Department of Transportation wants to make sure people do so safely as construction continues.
The Anchorage Police Department is warning drivers to avoid a northern section of the Seward Highway after a morning crash. APD says the accident near milepost 113.5 is causing delays between McHugh Creek and Potter's Marsh.
The Anchorage Police Department says driver can expect significant delays on the Sterling Highway for the next 24 hours between Milepost 58 and Milepost 75.5. The delays also include other roadways connected to the Sterling Highway.
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.
A series of road closures scheduled for this week on sections of the Seward Highway south of Anchorage have been canceled due to deteriorating weather conditions. A different closure at mile 68.7 near Turnagain Pass is however expected through Wednesday and Thursday night to relieve flooding.
Some Alaskans know the old saying: there are two seasons in the state, winter and construction. Here's a break down of where construction is happening in the city (and outside of the city, for those driving out of Anchorage this weekend)
After a disastrous first morning where traffic was hamstrung on its way in to Anchorage, commuters saw a significant improvement thanks to an alternative route. Drivers commuting in to Anchorage are calling it a success.