Sterling Highway Safety Corridor Study: Sterling to Soldotna

Project Overview

Welcome to the website for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Sterling Highway Safety Corridor Study. 

The DOT&PF is seeking comment on a safety enhancement study for the Sterling Highway between Soldotna and Sterling funded by the State of Alaska through a general fund appropriation. This segment of the Sterling Highway is one of four designated highway safety corridors in Alaska. This highway segment was designated a highway safety corridor because of its history of higher than average incidences of serious injury and fatal crashes. 

The study is part of DOT&PF’s continuing efforts to bring focus on improving safety within designated safety corridors and will provide direction to DOT&PF on future safety enhancement projects. A four-lane divided highway provides the greatest safety benefit by physically separating opposing lanes of traffic and is the preferred solution, though other solutions will be considered in the study.

Click on the map to share your experiences, comments and ideas for making the Sterling Highway safer.

When the study is complete, the team will have environmental analysis, a summary of public and agency comments, a preliminary decision document outlining alternatives, and a preliminary engineering report for the preferred alternative.

Current Status

The project team has completed preliminary traffic and safety analysis for the Sterling Highway between Sterling and Soldotna. Sharing the results of this analysis and getting input on the design alternatives is the next step of the project. The December 10, 2013 public meeting graphics, including the design alternatives can be found on this website. 

Click here to review the December 10, 2013 meeting graphics