Originally constructed in the early 1960’s, the Parks Highway is a part of the National Highway System and serves as the only major traffic carrier between the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Fairbanks, and is also the primary haul route to the Alaska North Slope. For many years, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has recognized the need for improved safety and traffic flow for this critical transportation link in order to accommodate increased traffic from community growth, recreation, and tourism.


HDL designed the rehabilitation of 91 miles of this two-lane highway between MP 72 and MP 163. These projects represent over $117 Million in corridor upgrades, including minor alignment changes, shoulder widening, the addition of passing lanes and slow vehicle turnouts, scenic turnouts, safety improvements, and drainage improvements.


Services Provided

  • Transportation Planning & Design
  • Geotechnical Investigation & Design Recommendations
  • Environmental Services & Permitting
  • Survey and Mapping
  • Hydrologic & Hydraulic Studies
  • Public Involvement