DOT plans summer construction

With all of the snow melting at a rapid rate this will allow the Department of Transportation to begin work on numerous projects within the Fairbanks Community and other parts of the Interior.
This was the subject of today's weekly General Membership Luncheon for the Chamber of Commerce.

DOT will begin work on projects involving Airport Way to the Steese Highway, along with repairs on Johansen Expressway, and another project from Airport way down South Cushman to 28th Avenue. Other projects will include 10 major repairs expected to begin on the Parks Highway.

Meadow Bailey Public Relations Director for the Northern Region DOT says this will be really good for the Interior. "Well we have a couple of big projects that are going to be going on in Fairbanks. We're asking everyone to be patient with those. The goal for any of our road construction projects are, to improve safety and to provide a better transportation experience for people.

"So that means surface that is a lot smoother, more additional turn lanes, better signals that kind of stuff," says Bailey. "We have projects this summer on Airport Way, on South Cushman, and we will also be resurfacing the Johansen Expressway. Those are the projects that are actually in Fairbanks."