MAT-SU—A ribbon cutting ceremony next Tuesday will mark the opening of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough's newest stretch of road, the Seldon Road Extension.
"It's the first new arterial built by the Borough since 1996," said Jim Rowland, the Borough's project manager. An arterial serves regional traffic.
Construction for the $2.4 million project began last August. MAT-SU's State Legislators helped by obtaining a direct appropriation from the Legislature.
The project adds a mile to the existing Seldon Road, connecting it to Church Road. The new road provides an east-west connection, allowing drivers to bypass the George Parks Highway and the congested roads of Wasilla.
Federal, State, Borough, and City officials, as well as business leaders, are among the guests invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony for Seldon on July 17 at 1 p.m.
Take the Parks Highway to Church Road on the right, opposite the Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Arena. Continue 2.4 miles to the Church and Seldon roads intersection.
For more information call Project Manager Jim Rowland at (907) 745-9811.