Summer marks another big season for work on highways and bridge construction as the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities continues to resurface highways, widen shoulders, add passing lanes and rest areas and make safety upgrades on roadways across the state. Commercial construction projects around the state increase the alertness and caution required of motorists who drive through construction work zones. During those months motorists will be sharing Alaska roads with flaggers, construction workers and heavy equipment. Sometimes traffic will be restricted to one lane. Sometimes pilot cars will lead long one-way caravans through busy construction areas. Motorists are advised to build in extra time for driving through work zones. Reducing speeds and heeding warning signs will help ensure your trips are safer while lowering the risk of injury to construction workers.
Those behind the wheel should be cautious, keep an eye on the speedometer and watch for sudden stops or changes in traffic. Stay alert at all times.Calculate Oversize/Overweight Load Regulations and Prices Instantly with Oversize.io