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 (DOT&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. 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.
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.
The project final design is building on the engineering and environmental documentation previously completed in 2005 and the final design is approximately 75% complete. Additional geotechnical information planned to be collected in the fall and winter of 2017.
After hearing public input and looking at impacts to the adjacent property owners in the steep section of roadway between Rockridge Drive and Hillside Drive, the project team is proposing the following configuration for the proposed pathways.
The next step for this project is to continue gathering public input, re-valuate the environmental document, continue to refine engineering plans, work with utility companies to address their facilities that are impacted by the project, and begin the appraisal and acquisition of any additional right-of-way needed for the project.