O'Malley Road Reconstruction Phase II
Livingston Street to Hillside Drive
Project Description, Phase II
Welcome to the website for the O’Malley Road Reconstruction Phase II project. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) will use this site to keep you informed about project development. Please refer to this site for updates on the project, documents, announcements of public meetings, and to make a comment or suggestion.
This project is the second phase of a multiphase project to reconstruct O'Malley Road between the Seward Highway and Hillside Drive. Phase I encompasses O’Malley Road from the Seward Highway to Livingston Street. Phase II is from Livingston Street to Hillside Drive.
The purpose of a reconstruction project is to improve the usability and safety of the roadway as well as bring it up to current design standards. With the intent of being consistent with newer transportation and land use plans which were completed after the approval of the Environmental Assessment in 2005, a pathway on both the north and south sides of O’Malley Road will be evaluated for cost and impacts. However, construction of both paths will be dependent on available funding and one may have to be built in the future as a follow-on project.
Since it was originally anticipated that the entire O’Malley Road Reconstruction project would be completed with federal funds, an environmental assessment was completed for the entire project corridor (Seward Highway to Hillside Drive) in December 2005 with a finding of no significant impact. However, in November 2012, the Alaska voters approved General Obligation (GO) bond funding for this and several other projects around the state. Voter approval of these bonds is allowing for the accelerated development of Phase II of the O’Malley Road Reconstruction project. Going forward, it will also allow the Phase II project to follow state environmental documentation process.
The project builds on the previous engineering and environmental documentation previously completed in 2005. The Phase I project team attended a public open house in March 2013. Additional public meetings and presentations at area Community Council meetings and other entities are planned as the design progresses.
At these meetings, the team will explain the planning and design process, solicit input from regional stakeholders, residents, agency representatives, and elected officials.
The next step for this project is to gather public input, develop engineering plans and complete environmental documentation.