Project Description

WHPacific, Inc. was tasked by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration to resurface Northern Lights Boulevard between Forest Park Drive and Lake Otis Parkway. The project consisted of designing improvements along the 3.1 mile route; which traverses a busy commercial area and includes variable width lanes, detached pathway, and/or adjacent sidewalk. The project purpose was to improve safety, eliminate ruts and cracks, reduce maintenance costs, and extend the service life of the route. Prior to the project the roadway exhibited transverse and longitudinal cracking, weathering, and scattered minor potholing in wheel paths and at pavement joints. The improvements included curb ramps, planning, paving, and striping. The work included an ADA accessibility analysis, environmental document support, and PS&E development.