The purpose of this project is to provide safe access to Pioneer Peak Elementary School, the commercial businesses just south of the school, and a major subdivision to the East. This connector will create an alternate access onto the new Trunk Road for school and business related traffic. Changes to traffic patterns on Trunk Road and the Palmer-Wasilla Highway have made this necessary.
The project will consist of a two-lane collector road north of Pioneer Peak Elementary School running east and west between the existing Stringfield Road (Old Trunk Road) and the new four-lane Trunk Road. The new two-lane connector will include intersection signalization and lighting at the new Trunk Road, and pedestrian amenities such as connections to separated pathways.
In addition to the western portion connecting to N. Stringfield Road, an eastern connection towards Midtown Estates has been incorporated into the project. This connection will provide the adjacent residential area access to a signalized intersection.
Safe and efficient road access to Pioneer Peak Elementary School.
Providing an alternate access to the elementary school reducing congestion near the current entrance.
Pedestrian safety will be addressed by providing a signalized light and crosswalk as well as a pathway connection to the school.
Hattenburg, Dilley and Linnell (HDL) were selected as design consultant. Field work has been completed for Environmental Delineation, Hydraulic and Hydrologic Reporting, and Survey for Design and Geotechnical Investigation. The continuation of design, permit completion and ROW acquisition will be dependent on future funding.
Rick Antonio, MSB Project Manager
Funding in the amount of $300,000 was provided from ADOT&PF to begin the project design. Borough voters approved a school access road bond package in October 2013 that provides 50% of the total funding ($3,250,000) for this project. The Borough has requested matching funds from the State legislature in the amount of $3,250,000 to complete design, ROW acquisition and construction.