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Construction Report: South Fairbanks industrial roads receive new pavement

Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 4:16 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Old Richardson Highway is getting a repave as part of a South Fairbanks industrial improvement project. The Alaska Department of transportation (DOT) is putting down new asphalt on portions of three roads in the coming weeks, and work on the Old Richardson has already begun.

“They are resurface jobs, meaning we just go in there and pull up that old layer on top, and we are simply laying down new nice layer of asphalt,” said Danielle Tessen a communications specialist with the DOT. “They’re quick jobs, there is no utility work, we are not going to be there for a real long time. We get in there, we get the work done and then we get out.”

The Old Richardson is being resurfaced between South Cushman and the Richardson Highway. Tessen said that the work is taking place at night, but that traffic will be limited to one-way while the work is being done. Detours reroute people from the Richardson Highway onto the Lakeview exit. Traffic is only allowed westbound toward South Cushman.

After the Old Richardson is completed, Tessen said, “We’ve got one happening, after this job, on Easy Street which is located right next to the Alaska Club, and then we have another one happening at the end of Peger on the South side of Van Horn.”

The work on the Old Richardson is expected to be completed by this weekend.

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