Alaska State Troopers are getting some extra help patrolling the Seward Highway over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. A federal grant will pay for two to four Anchorage police officers to patrol the section of highway that runs between Potter Marsh and Girdwood.

Anchorage Police Department chief Chris Tolley said the goal is to have an accident free holiday weekend, which is expected to be a busy with people headed to Girdwood and Seward for Fourth of July festivities.

Tolley said the extra patrols will last from Friday through Monday. Troopers will be responsible for patrolling the highway south of Girdwood.

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