Drivers taking O’Malley will have some major detours for the next three weeks.


The Department of Transportation closed the road between the Seward Highway and Lake Otis Parkway.


Local access is still available to Commodore Roads, Chelea Street, Saint John United Methodist Church and the Alaska Baptist Convention.


DOT spokesperson Jill Reese says a lot of new additions will be added.


“We’re doing a reconstruction there — of the highway that is going to include four lanes, walking areas, new lighting, new intersection improvements,” she said. A lot going on.”


DOT officials ask drivers to follow the detour routes at Huffman and Abbott Roads.


Visit the Alaska Navigator website for up to date information on the project.


According to the website, this project is expected to be complete by mid-August 2018.


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