Moose Pass work to cause Seward Highway delays, closures

Crews will repair a damaged culvert at Mile 32.9 of the Seward Highway where it crosses Moose Creek.

Emergency culvert replacements will cause traffic delays on the Seward Highway starting Friday, according to a Nov. 13 press release from the Alaska Department of Transportation.

On Nov. 15, the DOT in coordination with Tutka LLC will begin work to remove a severely damaged culvert at Mile 32.9 of the Seward Highway where it crosses Moose Creek. Shannon McCarthy, administrative operations manager with the DOT, said that an annual inspection prompted the emergency repair work after it was discovered that the bottom of one of the culverts had deteriorated significantly from the previous year.

Work is expected to cause major traffic impacts including nightly highway closures from Sunday, Nov. 17 to Tuesday, Nov. 19. Closures will start at 8 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. on those days, and emergency vehicles will still have access during closures.

Throughout the duration of the project, motorists should expect one-lane traffic with flagging operations and pilot cars and are advised to plan for extra travel time.

The project is expected to be completed before Thanksgiving, according to the project’s description on

Updates on the project will be available at and

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