“Rebuilding KGB Road has been a priority for me as Governor, and as a resident of the Mat-Su Valley from the day I came into office,” said State of Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy. “The new road will be safer with less congestion for the families living and working all along this corridor.”
Granite Construction will start mobilizing equipment in the next two months to begin construction on Phase One of the project. The work will reconstruct approximately four miles of the road from Centaur Avenue to Fairview Loop. The work will include expanding the corridor to a four-lane divided roadway from Centaur Avenue to Vine Road with four-foot inside shoulders and eight-foot outside shoulders, and a separated multi-use pathway on the north side. In order to improve safety and reduce congestion, there will be breaks in the median between every half mile to mile. Transition areas will be constructed north of Centaur Avenue and south of Vine Road to match the existing roadway.
The purpose of this project is to increase capacity and improve safety. The corridor currently experiences significant congestion and high collision rates, particularly during peak hours, due to limited capacity and a high density of driveway access. Congestion issues are only expected to increase, spurred by development along KGB Road, future land development in the Point MacKenzie area, and large anticipated population growth in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. This project will add capacity and correct problems created by rapid growth. It will be constructed to accommodate both current needs and future capacity increases.