DOT moves ahead with road designs through UAA

May 01, 2013 -- 10:30am

 

- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - State transportation officials are considering four possible road extensions designed to relieve congestion near the University of Alaska Anchorage and nearby medical facilities. Proposed roads affecting UAA and nearby Alaska Pacific University drew strong opposition at a 2011 public meeting. Critics say a road extension will attract drivers looking for a shortcut through the campuses and will slice through green space. Traffic planners tell the Anchorage Daily News that the road is needed to allow growth in university and medical facilities. The neighborhood is home to Providence Alaska Medical Center, the Alaska Native Medical Center and related medical offices. Department of Transportation design project manager Jim Amundsen says the project will be developed with the city of Anchorage and major institutions in the neighborhood.

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