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2018 Earthquake Recovery Program

Welcome to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) 2018 Earthquake Recovery Program Website. DOT&PF is leading a program to construct long-term repairs to damaged infrastructure on State and local roads. Following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on November 30, 2018, DOT&PF sprang into action to restore essential travel routes within five days thanks to temporary repairs and an amazing response from the contractor community, the public, local governments, State forces, and other agencies. The goal of the long-term repairs is to rebuild the damaged roads to their pre-Earthquake serviceable life.

DOT&PF evaluated more than 265 sites across the region and determined over 150 required permanent repairs.  These sites have been grouped into projects based on geography and type of work to be completed. The permanent repair projects are in various stages of design and construction and will take several years to complete.

This website will allow the public and other stakeholders to monitor earthquake damage repair efforts and stay informed of current and future efforts. DOT&PF aims to complete these repairs in a timely manner to minimize impact to the travelling public.

Next Steps

This program is funded by Federal Highway Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and state funds. DOT&PF has constructed permanent repairs during each of the previous construction seasons. We anticipate the bulk of the permanent repair construction to be completed by fall 2022. Check out the Schedule tab to see the current status of the all of the earthquake damaged locations. Permanent repairs are anticipated to continue through 2024.

One Year After

November 2018 Earthquake Photo Slides

2018 Earthquake Photo Slides. Adobe Acrobat reader is required to download this presentation.