Interior Alaska - Construction Updates
We all know there's two seasons in Alaska ~ Winter and Construction. This summer will be especially busy with major road construction improvements to include the University/Geist/Johansen Project and the Farmers Loop Resurfacing Project. No worries, Alaska's New Country 102.5 KIAK-FM will keep you updated on ALL road construction projects happening this summer in the Interior of Alaska. Listen to your favorite country station for all your construction updates and for more detail check out ALASKA NAVIGATOR.
Starting Saturday, May 19 the intersection of University and Geist/Johansen will be closed for construction. The closure will last until mid-August and re-open before the school year begins.
One lane of University Avenue will be open in each direction throughout the closure, but drivers will not be able to turn from University onto Geist Road or the Johansen Expressway. Geist Road will be closed to through-traffic at Fairbanks Street, but all business access will be maintained. The Johansen Expressway will be open at the Peger Road exit.
Drivers can avoid the intersection by taking the detour routes on the image below. An extra right-turn lane will be added to southbound traffic on Peger Road turning right (west) onto Airport Way. To access Geist Road businesses in the construction zone, please take the Parks Highway / Mitchell Expressway to the Geist Road exit.
See above for a look at the improved University/Geist/Johansen intersection when it’s all done and finished. Another major road construction project will be the resurfacing of Farmers Loop and the bike - pedestrian path. This will begin at the end of May and as displayed in the graphic below shows what to expect during the different phases of the project.