A sign along the Kenai Spur Highway welcomes travelers to Nikiski, Alaska, in January 2019. (Clarion file photo)

A sign along the Kenai Spur Highway welcomes travelers to Nikiski, Alaska, in January 2019. (Clarion file photo)

Task force seeks input on potential extension of Kenai Spur north of Nikiski

The proposal would expand on the North Road Extension Project

Should a road be built to connect Captain Cook State Park with northern subdivisions? The North Road Extension Task Force wants to know what you think. The group is soliciting public input via a survey that will be used to help guide the future of the project, which would further extend the Kenai Spur Highway into communities north of Nikiski.

A 7.5-mile-long, 18-foot-wide gravel extension of the Kenai Spur Highway from Captain Cook State Park to about Otter Creek was considered to be “substantially complete” by the borough in late 2020 and was completed in 2021. Now, the borough is considering an additional extension that could provide access to the peninsula’s Grey Cliffs, Moose Point and Point Possession subdivisions.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Jesse Bjorkman, who represents Nikiski, said Friday that the goal of the survey is to garner input from a broad group of stakeholders. The project is one lots of folks are excited about, particularly the potential to extend the road into the Moose Point subdivision, he said.

“I think it’s very important that the public provide their input on this survey,” Bjorkman said.

Among the feedback residents provided during a public meeting on the project last summer, Bjorkman said, were concerns about traffic and maintenance, but also support for expanded access to the area.

“Yes, they want roads, but they also want road maintenance,” Bjorkman said of the community.

The survey can be accessed at kpb.us/assembly-clerk/active-task-forces/north-road-extension-advisory-task-force.

The North Road Extension Advisory Task Force will meet on April 12 via Zoom and on May 10 in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chambers.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

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