Alaska DOT Serious About Their Roads

Alaska DOT Repairs Major Roadway After 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

At 11:29 AM CST (8:29 AM local time) on November 30th, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit 7 miles from Anchorage, AK. Over the next 10 minutes the area experienced two additional quakes that measured 4.8 and 5.7.

Throughout the area roadways and structures were impacted by the quake. One area affected by the earthquake was the off-ramp at International Airport Road and Minnesota Boulevard in Anchorage. As of a result of the earthquake, the ramp was closed.

Since Friday, the Division of Facilities Services conducted safety assessments at state and public owned facilities in the affected area. Approximately 128 facilities have been identified for assessment, and over 50 assessments have been completed at this time.  In the next 2 days all assessments on critical state facilities will be completed or are scheduled for completion.

Only five days later on Tuesday morning, the ramp reopened for traffic, which included new asphalt. The average temperature over the last week has averaged 29 degrees.

To learn more about the progress being made by the Alaska DOT visit their website here.

To see more photos of the damages and progress being made by the DOT visit here.