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Waydelich Creek

DOT&PF is in the process of designing repairs to the retaining wall at Waydelich Creek on Glacier Highway near Auke Bay in Juneau. The December 2020 storm caused damage in an area that DOT&PF was already monitoring. Construction will occur this summer and is expected to last roughly two months.

The project will install drainage control at the roadway, repair damaged fill above and within the wall, and improve the culvert inlet and outlet.

The Waydelich Creek Repair project is expected to go to bid mid-summer 2024, with construction activitybetween Fall, '24 & Spring, '25.

Contractor crews will access repair locations from both the north side of the creek and the road's edge. Construction will start at the bottom of the wall below the road and continue activity to the top of the wall. Once lower repairs are complete to the damaged roadway, crews will dig out embankment above the wall and replace it with a new paved shoulder, guardrail, and improved drainage gutter. See the graphic below for overall plans.

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Traffic impacts should be expected.

The public should expect intermittent lane shifts and/or single-lane closures for several weeks after the onset of construction activity. Delays of up to 10 minutes in either direction could be expected during some phases of construction; however, DOT&PF is working with construction crews to minimize impact of the traveling public. Construction activity will primarily occur during daylight hours, with possible minor activity at night.

Impacts to traffic will be announced prior to construction beginning and again when changes in traffic patterns are expected. Sign up to receive construction and traffic notices:


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