Traffic builds up as Tudor overpass repairs continue
Traffic is building up for morning commuters as repairs continue on Seward Highway’s Tudor Road overpass.
The overpass was damaged after Thursday morning’s dump truck collision. State officials say repairs will prevent some drivers from turning north onto the highway there for months.
Congestion was reported by commuters on various roads Monday morning:
East Dowling after the roundabout headed east to Lake Otis was backed up.
Lake Otis northbound from Dowling was backed up.
C Street northbound was backed up from Tudor.
The delays don't seem to be having too much of an impact on Anchorage School District buses, though. School representative Morgan DuClos said there were a few delays near the Tudor Bingo Center, but most have been able to avoid the area.
According to APD, the department didn't handle any of the traffic detail this morning. Officials say the difference between this bridge collision and the one from last March is that there are more alternate routes available, including Lake Otis, C Street, Minnesota, Elmore. By 9:30 a.m., traffic was beginning to clear.
While crews hope to fully reopen northbound traffic within the week, officials say repairs to the overpass could take months.
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