Traffic patterns on the Seward Highway are back to normal near the Tudor Road overpass that was hit by a dump truck’s raised bed earlier this year, ending a months-long headache for Anchorage commuters.

Shannon McCarthy, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, said the highway’s northbound lanes had returned to normal early Wednesday morning. Crews have replaced a girder along the south side of the overpass since the Jan. 2 collision, in which operator Kelly Inc. received two non-criminal citations, leading to extended closures and diversions.

During the diverted traffic pattern, McCarthy said, DOTPF had seen “an occasional problem” with drivers finding themselves in the wrong lane and abruptly trying to correct.

“I think that goes back to the fact that there’s not a lot of room there, there’s not a lot of redundancy there,” McCarthy said. “I think if people are aware of it, we won’t see any odd lane shifting.”

An initial series of lane stripes have been painted on the Seward, with permanent striping set to be painted early this summer.

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