Welcome to the Dowling Road/Seward Highway Interchange Reconstruction website.
The project is just getting underway. Thank you to all those who filled out the online survey about familiarity and use of different interchange types. The survey is now closed. If you would like to send a comment to the team please email Anne Brooks at email@example.com or call toll free 866-535-1877. There will be a public open house later this year once the Draft Preliminary Engineering Report is available. To receive notice of the open house and other opportunities to participate, please sign up for email updates on the right side of this page.
Want to talk about the project or request a presentation?
Public Involvement Coordinator
Call: (907) 272-1877
Preliminary engineering, environmental, and design efforts will proceed on the schedule outlined below.
- January 2018 to July 2019: Dowling Road Interchange Public Involvement
- February 8, 2018: Anchorage Transportation Fair
- June 2018: Public Meeting/Release of Draft Preliminary Engineering Report
- February 2019: Anchorage Transportation Fair
- July 2019: Public Meeting/Plans, Specifications, & Estimate
- January 2018 to November 2019: Environmental Activities & Permitting
- January 2018 to August 2018: Preliminary Engineering Report, including Traffic & Safety Analysis
- August 2018 to December 2018: Design Study Report
- August 2018 to November 2019: Plans, Specifications, & Estimates
- 2020 to 2021: Construction
The goal of the project is to provide a Dowling Road/Seward Highway interchange that serves both motorized and non-motorized travellers, is cost-effective, easy to maintain, and efficiently conveys both large and small vehicles. The reconstructed interchange will accommodate projected traffic volumes through 2040 and provide enhanced safety and mobility throughout the corridor.
This project will evaluate interchange types both with the existing bridge and with a replacement bridge.
This photo shows the existing Dowling Road and the transmission line (shown in red) adjacent to it. The yellow lines show existing DOT&PF right-of-way.
Constructed in 2003, the existing roundabout interchange replaced two traffic signals with Alaska’s first multilane roundabouts and converted Dowling Road from a substandard two-lane road to five lanes. The roundabouts were designed to meet projected 2020 traffic volumes and the current traffic volumes at some of the approaches now exceed those projections, resulting in longer wait times. There were also right-of-way, utility, and other constraints that were limiting factors during the original design. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has since implemented safety fixes to solve some problems with the existing interchange and acquired additional right-of-way.
- 2018 Dowling Road/Seward Highway Reconstruction Public Involvement Plan (coming soon)
- 2015 Interim 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
- 2010 Anchorage Bicycle Plan
- 2007 New Seward Highway Rabbit Creek Road to 36th Avenue Environmental Document
- 2007 Anchorage Pedestrian Plan
- 2007 Anchorage Bowl 2025 Long Range Transportation Plan with 2027 Revisions
- 1997 Areawide Trails Plan
Links to Area Projects
- Dowling Road: Old Seward to Lake Otis Parkway Pavement Preservation
- Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2040 Update
- Old Seward Highway: Dimond Boulevard to Dowling Road Pavement Preservation
- Seward Highway: Dimond Boulevard to Dowling Road Reconstruction, Phase 1
- Seward Highway: Dowling to Tudor, AWWU Access Roads
- Seward Highway: O’Malley Road to Dimond Boulevard
For more information
For questions or comments email or call Anne Brooks, Public Involvement Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Jackson, P.E.
Lounsbury & Associates, Inc.
Joe Taylor, P.E.,
Brooks & Associates
Anne Brooks, P.E.
Public Participation Coordinator