Public comment being sought on highway erosion mitigation plan

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is seeking comments and information on a proposal to repair bluff erosion along mile 153.35 of the Sterling Highway, approximately 3.75 miles north of Anchor Point. An open house public meeting on the project will be held at City Hall from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday.

The project aims to preserve safety and sustainability of the highway and would:

Excavate saturated sand from the base of the eroded site;

Backfill the excavation with riprap;

Construct a layer of riprap from the base of the slope to the upper level of the water table;

Construct a vegetated covering of the riprap layer.

The project is expected to begin during the summer of 2013. Submit written comments by Nov. 19 to Brian Elliott, Regional Environmental Manager, DOP&PF Preliminary Design and Environmental, P.O. Box 196900, AK 99519-6966.