Road to Homer reopened after flood damage

Posted: Monday, October 28, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Sterling Highway, which connects Homer with the rest of the Kenai Peninsula, was reopened Monday.

Murph O'Brien with the state Department of Transportation says the washouts at the Deep Creek Bridge have undergone their intial repair and one lane of the highway is reopened, with flaggers directing traffic. The Sterling Highway at Stariski Creek is also opened to one lane of traffic.

Workers are making repairs to the Russian Village Road and access to Nikolaevsk is expected to be restored by Wednesday or Thursday.

Repairs have also begun on the bridge that leads to Old Ninilchik Village. Those repairs also are expected to be completd by Wednesday or Thursday.

The Old Sterling Highway and the New Sterling Highway are reopened between Anchor Point and Homer.

East End Road in Homer has also been reopened, but drivers are being warned to use caution, since work crews are still cleaning up and repairing the road.

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