Update for October 6, 2017
This week we were out in the District once again dropping off safety information cards at people’s homes. If you haven’t yet found one of these yellow flyers at your home, don’t fret! We will be back out in the District next week, so long as the weather cooperates, delivering the flyers.
Below is some more information about our week and events around the District.
Cougar Football Playoff Time!
Our Service Football team will be hitting the gridiron hard tonight as they line up against the #1 ranked Chugiak Mustangs in the quarterfinals of the State playoffs! The game is tonight at 7 p.m., at Chugiak High School (16525 Birchwood Loop Road, Chugiak, Alaska 99567).
We hope the Varsity boys can pull this one off, and get one step closer to the State Championship game! Go Cougars!
As we are all unfortunately aware, vehicle thefts in our city have exploded over the last few years. A recent story noted that from January through August of this year, 2,018 cars have been stolen, while just two years ago 652 cars were stolen during the same period. This level of serious crime is unacceptable and our office is working to address it.
As a way to help keep an eye out for stolen vehicles, the Alaska Department of Public Safety produces the Alaska Vehicle Hot Sheet found here. If your vehicle, or a friend or family member’s vehicle, has been stolen you must absolutely report it to APD or the Troopers. If you happen to locate a stolen vehicle you should do the following: immediately call the police and follow their instructions, do not chase or engage the driver, and do your best to stay a safe distance away from the criminal as you do not know how dangerous they may be.
Our office always finds it so gratifying to attend the local PTA meetings at our schools. Yesterday, we attended Kasuun’s PTA meeting and learned about all the incredible events parents and teachers plan and host for the kids. Whether it be the Run-A-Thon, movie nights, fundraisers or the Fall Family event, we were very impressed with the dedication and hard work of all those involved. If you’re not a member of your local PTA we strongly encourage you to join!
Snow is on the mountains now, and that means construction season is coming to an end. We appreciate the hard work being done by contractors and DOT employees to complete as much work as possible, before the snow really flies, along the Seward Highway, Brayton Drive and other important roads in our District.
To see a more in depth description of the Seward Highway/Dimond/Dowling project click here.
Below is the weekly update from DOT regarding this important project:
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN: Northbound Seward Highway traffic is now on the newly constructed northbound Seward Highway. The Lore Road northbound on-ramp to the Seward Highway is CLOSED until ramp construction is complete. Please follow signs for DETOUR routes and be aware of NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS. Note that this traffic configuration is temporary and only in effect through the winter. Additional work to complete the project will occur next year.
What You Need to Know
- Work will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through mid-October, in order to expedite the construction process.
- To receive email updates about this project, email SewardDowlingDimond@spawnak.com
Project End Result
The Alaska Department of Transportation, in cooperation with QAP, is working to expand the Seward Highway from Dimond Boulevard to Dowling Road, reconfigure highway ramps and frontage roads, extend Sandalwood Place, construct a new grade separation at 76th Avenue and build new box culvert crossings for Little Campbell Creek. This project is expected to be completed in June 2019.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our update! Please don’t hesitate to call or email with questions or concerns.
Have a great weekend,