Anne Brooks, a contractor for the Alaska Department of Transportation, has been facilitating recent meetings on the Peninsula about the Sterling Highway safety corridor, and said she was surprised by the number of reports about near-misses.
The State is funding a study on four highway corridors statewide and Brooks said public comment will help form their conclusions…
Brooks: “The Department is looking at a four-lane divided highway, considering that the safest approach, but the community suggested keeping the five-lane section like you see in Sterling and downtown Soldotna and just extending that between the two communities. Some people felt you only needed three lanes.”
Brooks said they’ll now consider the information that’s been received and have a report for the public later this fall. To learn more about the study, or to add comment, there is a special DOT website dedicated to the Sterling Highway.