DOT&PF Schedules Taylor Highway Convoys
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is scheduling convoys on the Taylor Highway for vehicles traveling to and from Eagle. Convoy travel occurs between milepost 105 and Marion Creek, five miles from Eagle.
The convoy schedule is as follows:
- Sept. 26, ONE CONVOY ONLY, departing Eagle (from Marion Creek, Taylor Highway milepost 155) at 6 p.m.
- Sept. 27 – 30 (4 days)
- Oct. 8 – 10 (3 days)
- Oct. 16 – 17 (2 days)
With the exception of Sept. 26, the convoy schedule will remain the same each day:
- Leave Eagle (from Marion Creek, milepost 155) at 5 a.m.
- Return to Eagle (from milepost 105) at 8 a.m.
- Leave Eagle (from Marion Creek, milepost 155) at 5 p.m.
- Return to Eagle (from milepost 105) at 8 p.m.
Fuel trucks delivering fuel to Eagle will be permitted to store a pup-trailer at the O’Brien Creek Camp, milepost 113. The camp is fenced in and operated by DOT&PF Maintenance & Operations staff.
Additional convoys, access, and pilot cars for fuel trucks may be permitted. However, fuel companies should communicate with project staff before arriving at the convoy check point. The size of allowable vehicles is subject to change, as weather and road conditions permit.
Companies desiring to deliver fuel are asked to contact DOT&PF Project Engineer John Pfeffer at (907) 451-5420 or email@example.com to coordinate necessary arrangements.
Work on the lower portion of the Taylor Highway, between milepost 67 and 105, is nearing completion. Construction activities include placing rip-rap, surface material, and addressing environmental requirements. Traffic is free to travel in this section. Flaggers and pilot cars will assist motorists through active work zones.
Currently there are about 75 workers and 60 pieces of equipment repairing the Taylor Highway.
If travelers miss the departure time it will be necessary to wait for subsequent convoys. Convoys are weather dependent. In case of heavy rain or deteriorating road conditions, travel convoys will be cancelled.
A hotline and website provide updates on the Taylor Highway. The hotline number is (907) 322-3844. It is staffed seven days per week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The website is located at http://www.dot.alaska.gov/nreg/taylor-repairs/ .
Information updates are also available online at 511.alaska.gov or by telephoning 511.
Posted: September 24, 2010