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CTF Alternate Entrance Alignment

Project Scope

Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in cooperation with The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) proposes to realign the Campbell Tract Facility (CTF) BLM Road with the existing signalized intersection at Elmore Road and East 68th Avenue in the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). The purpose of this project is to improve pedestrian and intermodal connectivity as well as operational safety when accessing the CTF.

The proposed project will include constructing a fourth approach to the existing intersection at Elmore Road and East 68th Avenue and realignment of BLM Road from this intersection to an internal junction on the Campbell Tract Facility.

Additional project scope may include:

  • 6’ Shared use shoulders for multi‐modal access to the trail systems
  • Additional offset left turn lane southbound on Elmore onto BLM Road
  • Converting East 68th Avenue approach to accommodate through movement
  • Expansion of the Smokejumper trailhead parking area
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian facilities
  • Sidewalk replacement and drainage improvements, as needed
  • Obliteration of the existing CTF BLM Road entrance to Elmore Road
  • New signage and striping
  • Relocating and constructing utilities, as needed
  • Clearing and grubbing, as needed
  • Topsoil and seed all disturbed areas once construction is complete.

Current Work & Project Schedule

Four alternatives for the BLM Road realignment were considered. All project alternatives besides the No‐Build option will include the reconstruction of the signal at East 68th Avenue and Elmore Road. Alternative two (2) is the preferred alternative by BLM.

Alt 1: a minimum curve radius to tie into the existing BLM road without impacting the parking lot, trails, or the internal wye intersection

Alt 2: Ties the realigned BLM Road in at the existing wye intersection.

Alt 3: Has a similar alignment as Alt 2, but would include a mini roundabout for the internal intersection.

Alternative 2 was selected by BLM, see below. The Plans, Specifications, and Estimate (PS&E) package are currently being developed.

  • Plans In Hand (PIH) 65% design was completed May 2018 and is available under the Documents link located under Project Information.
  • Right of Way (ROW) efforts are currently underway
  • Final PS&E anticipated Jan 2019
  • Project is expected to Advertise spring 2019
  • Construction to begin after July 15, 2019 and be completed by October 30, 2019
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Please contact the project team anytime with questions, concerns, comments or compliments.