Northern Access to U-Med District
February 18, 2014 Public Meeting Materials Now Online
Please visit the meetings page for additional information.
March 2014 — Preferred Route Identified
The next phase of the project will move the project toward final design with construction anticipated to start in winter 2015. The project team would like to work with all interested parties (individuals and stakeholder groups) to help shape the outcome of this project and we encourage your participation.
Preferred Route Selected to Move Forward into Final Design
The University-Medical (U-Med) District is a major employment hub within our community and a regional destination point. The state of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in partnership with the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA), has evaluated access into the district from the north and east in support of the many important institutions that call the district home. In the past, this project has also been referred to as the “Elmore Extension” and the “Bragaw Extension.”
Previous studies have repeatedly identified the need for an improved transportation link, but the controversy surrounding additional access into the U-Med District has resulted in little progress. Nearly all of the U-Med institutions have experienced rapid growth in recent years and that growth is forecast to continue. As a result, key institutions in the district are partnering with the DOT&PF and the MOA to identify a transportation solution that best serves the district and our community as a whole.
This website will serve as one way to keep you informed about the project. Please refer to this site for the most recent information on project development, announcements of public meetings, and to add your comments or suggestions.