Construction Report: Rosie Creek Road construction will cause delays for Fairbanks Neighborhood

A flagger stops cars on Rosie Creek Road as crews work to install culverts on the road.
A flagger stops cars on Rosie Creek Road as crews work to install culverts on the road.(John Dougherty/KTVF)
Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 4:43 AM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A residential road in Fairbanks is getting a much needed upgrade. The Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun construction on Rosie Creek Road.

Danielle Tessen, a publications specialist for DOT explained, “We are starting at the Becker Ridge end of Rosie Creek, and we’re working on resurfacing the road, installing up to 25 culverts, and we are also going to be creating three different mailbox pull-out areas.”

She also said there will be delays. “As we move along the project, each area will be more impactful for the area we are in. You can have a few up-to-10 minute delays.”

DOT will reach out to the residents if their driveway will be obstructed so they can be prepared.

Tessen continued by saying that once the culvert work is completed, the delays may increase. “Once we start ripping up the old road, we are going to be resurfacing and putting in the new road. There [are] going to be longer delays when we are paving, as well [possible] pilot cars that will be helping people through the project zone.”

Rosie Creek has long needed to be repaired according to Tessen, “Rosie Creek is a narrow road, it’s pretty windy, there’s a lot of potholes, it’s not the safest road in a residential area.”

Normally DOT wouldn’t be involved with the road they don’t own. They are fixing Rosie Creek since they used it for a previous project that caused damage to the road.

Tessen encouraged residents to reach out to the DOT with any questions.

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