Culvert work to continue on Spur Highway

Workers from the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities are gearing up for another project on the Kenai Spur Highway as soon as its current work on a culvert is finished.

Jill Reese, a public information officer for the Department of Transportation’s central region, said in an email the department will begin work on a 10-foot fish passage culvert east of Forest Lane in August.

Reese said in a previous Clarion interview work on a culvert that has the highway blocked from just past the Kenai Visitor’s and Cultural Center up to Coral Street will be finished by July 1.

“There will be no traffic restrictions from July 10 to July 31,” Reese wrote in an email. “We will also not be on the road from July 1 to July 5.”

Once the August culvert project starts up, there could be one or two-lane traffic on the Kenai Spur Highway throughout, as well as “another detour in place with many flaggers and signing,” Reese wrote.

Motorists can also expect some night work beginning August 1. Workers will complete asphalt milling and paving from Bridge Access Road toward Soldotna to Swires Road, Reese said.

“(Quality Asphalt Paving) plans to finish most, if not all of the work this year, keeping us from having to come back next season and impact the community further,” Reese wrote.

Daily construction updates can be found on

Peninsula Clarion reporter Elizabeth Earl contributed reporting.

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