Contract awarded to improve Dyea Flats road through the park

Map showing construction area and closure points on Dyea Flats Road

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Date: May 4, 2016
Contact: Ben Hayes, 907-983-9206

Work to improve the Dyea Flats road is tentatively scheduled to begin on May 9 through August 25th 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. Road construction will include occasional delays and closures at night. The project goal is to improve road surface and drainage. Improvements will include elevating the road surface, increasing drainage, replacing culverts, and adding widened turn-outs for safe passing lanes.

The contract for the project was awarded to Hunz &Hunz Enterprises of Skagway. Work will occur only at night within the park between the hours of 8pm and 8am daily, excluding holiday weekends. Public should be aware that survey crews will be working during the day, and there will be an active haul route with heavy truck traffic between Skagway and Dyea during the day. As always please use caution while commuting between the two communities. During construction the road will be closed, except for emergency vehicles, from 11 pm to 4 am and traffic will be flagger controlled one lane access from 8 pm to 11 pm and 4 am to 8 am with up to 30 minute delays. By performing construction activities only at night delays and impacts to park visitors and local residents will be minimized. Most delays will be temporary and notices for extended closures (within a night shift) will be distributed well in advance of any closures. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this project. Klondike Gold Rush strives to maintain exceptional visitor and public services. Please feel free to contact the park with any comments or questions regarding this project. 

Last updated: June 8, 2016

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