Alaska repairs earthquake-damaged roads ‘in record time’

The restoration of the Glenn Highway northbound and southbound lanes by early Dec. 5 reopened essential travel routes.

DOT&PF employees and Alaska contractors “have worked tirelessly to re-establish essential transportation links,” points out Gov. Mike Dunleavy in a press release. “Regardless of the challenges, they have committed to finding solutions in record time.”

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 8:29 a.m. Nov. 30, causing extensive property and infrastructure damage but claiming no lives. No serious injuries were reported, either.

Even as aftershocks followed, Alaska’s transportation department immediately shifted into high gear.