Beaver Loop Road Improvements and Pedestrian Pathway Project



The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and the City of Kenai, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is planning improvements to Beaver Loop Road, including the addition of a pedestrian pathway.  The project is needed because the roadway, ditches, and culverts have deteriorated and require frequent spot repairs.

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The improvements include:

  • New pavement
  • New intersection lighting at Barabara Dr., Angler Dr./Cone Ave., Ames Rd., and Dolchok Ln.
  • In areas where there are dips and bumps in the roadway, spot repairs will be made to the underlying road subgrade to provide for a smoother longer lasting pavement.
  • Separated pedestrian pathway
  • Fish passage and drainage improvements
  • Right turn lanes at Bridge Access Road and Kenai Spur Highway
  • Concurrent with this project, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company is planning to replace their steel distribution lines with flexible HDPE lines.


  • Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2019.
  • Final design is anticipated to be completed in Fall 2018.
  • Through careful evaluation of design options, the design team, with cooperation with the City of Kenai, was able to reduce impacts to exiting utilities and Right-of-Way (ROW), and lower construction costs for this project.
  • With input from the community and the City of Kenai, a final decision was reached to place the pathway along the right side (river side) of Beaver Loop Road.
  • A new water main will not be installed as part of this project.


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