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By-Pass Road Built - ADOT&PF Re-Opens Kalifornsky Beach Road Following Washout

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) today announced that Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai has been re-opened to traffic at milepost 11 following last week’s flood-related washout.    

Receding floodwaters allowed DOT&PF work crews to begin constructing the by-pass around the washout area on Friday, September 21st. DOT&PF worked through the weekend to complete the by-pass and re-establish through-traffic on the loop road. The by-pass was built as a gravel-surfaced road with dual lanes for unrestricted use by all legal traffic.  Interim pilot cars operations will be in effect during an initial re-opening period while crews continue work to perfect the temporary by-pass.

This by-pass route will remain in use until such time as permanent repairs are made to the original alignment.  DOT&PF is preparing to bid the permanent repairs with a contract completion date of November 15th.

Updates on road conditions can be found at the 511.alaska.gov website or by dialing 511 on your telephone.

For more information, contact Rick Feller, DOT&PF public information officer, @ (907) 269-0772, rick.feller@alaska.gov, or (907) 632-9198 (cell).

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