The Draft Interior Alaska Transportation Plan is posted by chapters on the documents page. Comments are due by April 30, 2010. A comment form is available on the documents page, as well.
A public meeting for review of and comment on the plan will occur on March 31, 2010
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Riverview Room, Princess Riverside Lodge
4477 Pikes Landing Road
The State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is evaluating long–range transportation needs in Interior Alaska. This evaluation will guide the department in meeting community, regional and statewide transportation needs well into the future.
This region of the state covers approximately 132,220 square miles, or an area about the size of Montana. It has two international border crossings, 36 state owned public airports, over 1,100 miles of National Highways and about 800 miles of State Highways.
About the Plan
In fall 2006, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) began to develop a Transportation Plan for Interior Alaska. The Interior Alaska Transportation Plan (IATP) will join five other statewide regional multi-modal transportation plans designed to address movement between communities in the region and from the region to points beyond. It will not address individual community projects.
DOT&PF contracted with WHPacific to develop the IATP. As part of the plan, they will complete an inventory of transportation modes, review potential resource development, prepare forecasts based on existing conditions and future trends, analyze the transportation network and develop recommendations that guide future investments in vital regional transportation projects.
Future developments in the Interior that may impact transportation include the following:
The Plan will examine potential impacts of these and other developments to highways, rail, aviation and local community roads.
Alexa Greene, DOT&PF, Project Manager
2301 Peger Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Nicole McCullough, WHPacific Project Manager
300 W. 31st Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99503