HSIP: Minnesota Drive Moose-Vehicle Crash Mitigation

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PROJECT UPDATE December 2013

Here's what's been happening since the last project update:

  • Construction contract was awarded to McKinley Fence.
  • McKinley Fence has started staking the fence locations.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in January and be completed by early next summer.


The State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is planning to install fencing near the right-of-way (ROW) line along both sides of Minnesota Drive between International Airport Road and the Alaska Railroad overpass that is west of the Old Seward Highway.  The project is funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).

The reason for the fencing is to reduce the number of moose-vehicle crashes that occurs in this corridor.  This stretch of roadway averages approximately 8 moose-vehicle crashes a year. The proposed fencing will have specially designed one-way gates that allow moose to enter into the fenced area so as not to trap a moose that may find itself on Minnesota Drive.  Examples of these gates can be seen along the Glenn Highway and Elmore Road..

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