Eklutna Glenn Highway overpass closure delayed


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A truck prepares to pass beneath the Eklutna overpass on the Glenn Highway on Friday, May 11, 2012. State officials said Friday that the overpass closure planned to begin May 14 will be delayed until June.

Star photo by Matt Tunseth

Repair work on the Eklutna overpass scheduled for Monday, May 14 has been delayed until after Memorial Day (Monday, May 28).

Weight restrictions on state and city roads were not lifted as expected for contractor Sandstrom & Sons, Inc. to move their equipment from Anchorage, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities project engineer Ted Meyer said Friday, May 11.

“We’re basically stuck,” he said.

Meyer said the project is expected to start June 2 or June 9, but a specific date has not been set.

The inbound and outbound front-facing girders will be replaced and the interior girders will be repaired, Meyer said.

“People have been hitting them with oversized loads,” he said.

Check www.alaskastar.com for updates.

Contact Mike Nesper at 694-2727 or mike.nesper@alaskastar.com

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