Large construction projects prepare to wrap up for winter shutdown

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - From South Anchorage to the Glenn Highway – construction crews are making a last minute push to get road repairs, lane shifts and new structures under wraps, before the end of the season.

Many drivers in Southcentral may have noticed workers staffed around the clock, in order to build the Seward Highway bridge at Lore Road and 76th Avenue.

"That’s one of the largest projects we’ve had here in central region," said Shannon McCarthy, a spokesperson for the Department of Transportation.

Eventually, the $55-million project will result in additional lanes of traffic, a roundabout in the underpass – to connect the east to the west – and upgrades to frontage roads in the area.

McCarthy said construction season generally ends around the end of September, but some projects could go into the winter, like the Glenn Highway and Muldoon Road Interchange.

"What you’’ll see throughout winter, and into next summer, is the removal of the bridge and the landscaping on that one," explained McCarthy.

She said repaving on the Glenn Highway should be finished within the next two weeks.

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