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
- We are nearly complete with our final design plans and are in the early stages of acquiring temporary construction and public use easements, and advancing the relocation design of affected utilities. 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.
- In September 2016, DOT&PF environmental staff will begin conducting field surveys/investigations of selected parcels located along the project corridor to assess the historic potential. Impacted property owners have been contacted in advance by mail.
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