New Speed Limits Take Effect on Glenn Highway
(PALMER, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) today announced changes to the speed limit on portions of the Glenn Highway north of Palmer. The department performed a speed limit evaluation study, which showed the highway was able to support traffic moving at higher than previously posted speeds.
ADOT&PF Commissioner Pat Kemp stated, “This was identified as a cost-effective project with the purpose of allowing vehicles to move more efficiently on the Glenn Highway.”
Beginning at Cascade, milepost 91, and continuing to milepost 185, the new speed limit increases to 65 MPH with some reduced speed areas. The speed limit reduces to 50 MPH at Caribou Creek Canyon (milepost 105.5 to milepost 107) and transitions to 40 MPH into the Glennallen community. Motorists are advised to take note of the new speed limit and traffic control signage designating the changes.
Drivers are encouraged to check 511.alaska.gov, dial 511 or check the 511 Facebook or Twitter pages before traveling. ADOT&PF updates the 511 system frequently with driving conditions. Road Weather Information cameras, which are placed on several roads across Alaska, can also be viewed on the 511 website.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.
Posted: October 22, 2013