The purpose of this project is to provide a new roadway connection between Church Road and Pittman Road and represents the next link in an east-west corridor envisioned to reach from Palmer to Houston. Design and construction will take place in two phases with the first phase beginning at Church Road and extending to the east end of Beverly Lake Road. The second phase will complete the connection to Pittman Road.
The project will improve area circulation, provide an alternate route to the Parks Highway, and shorten the commuting time for Meadow Lakes area residents travelling to Wasilla. Also, it will provide secondary access in the case of road closures on the Parks Highway and shortens emergency response times.
Phase 1 Opened Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
Construction on the new road finished ahead of schedule. Originally scheduled to open in September, it opened while the finishing touches are completed. The contractor installed signs, culverts and speed tables in mid-August.
Please, drive slow and be aware of changes to the traffic patterns, reduce speeds and obey speed limit signs. ATVs and motorbikes are asked to please stay off the newly seeded embankments until the contractor has fully established the grass.
A preferred Phase 2 Alignment was selected and confirmed by Mat-Su Assembly. Design is at 75% completion; ROW acquisition is underway.
Steve Kari, P.E., Project Manager
Stantec (fka USKH)
Mike Campfield, P.E., MSB Capital Projects Department
Funding in the amount of approximately $7.5 million is available for this project through a combination of State grant funds and Borough general obligation bonds.
The combined design and construction cost for Phase I is expected to fall in the $3 - $4 million range. Phase II costs are
expected to be in the $8 million range.