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Contact: Johnnie Powell, 907-983-9247
Skagway – The project to improve the Dyea Flats road continues daily from 6:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. The road will remain open while the project contractor, Hunz & Hunz Enterprises, works. There may be cumulative delays of up to 15 minutes.
At the request of the Federal Highway Administration, Hunz & Hunz will not work on the road on November 24-25 or December 25-26, 2016. Hunz & Hunz did not complete the project by the original August 25 completion date and is now working towards completing the project before a winter shutdown.
Work to improve the Dyea Flats road began on May 9 as part of a Federal Highways funded project to improve the National Park Service (NPS) owned portion of the road and the public access between the Slide Cemetery and the Lost Lake Trailhead. The project goal is to improve road surface and drainage. Improvements include elevating the road surface, increasing drainage, replacing culverts, and adding widened turn-outs for safe passing lanes.
The public should be aware that there is an active haul route with heavy truck traffic between Skagway and Dyea. As always please use caution while commuting between the two communities.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this project. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park strives to maintain exceptional visitor and public services. Please feel free to contact the park with any comments or questions regarding this project.