Kalifornsky Beach Road re-opens to traffic

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai has been re-opened to traffic at Milepost 11 following last week’s flood-related washout.    

Receding floodwaters allowed the department’s work crews to begin constructing a by-pass around the washout area on Friday, according to a Department of Transportation press release.

Crews worked through the weekend and completed the by-pass, which re-established through-traffic on the road. The by-pass was built as a gravel-surfaced road with dual lanes for unrestricted use.  Interim pilot cars operations will be in effect during an initial re-opening period while crews continue work on repairs, the press release says.


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This route will remain in use until permanent repairs are made to the original alignment of the road.  The department is preparing to bid the permanent repairs with a contract completion date of Nov. 15, the press release says.

Updates on road conditions can be found at the 511.alaska.gov website or by dialing 511 on your telephone.

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