Students: Daniel Worthen, Dustin Spidal, David Eguires-Lee, Jacob Minturn, Michael Hansmeyer, Alexandra Bowles, David Carlson, and Andrew Pavey
Faculty Advisor or Community Project Lead: Stephen Nuss, Osama Abaza, James Amundsen
Client Organization: ADOT&PF
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) proposes to improve Jewel Lake Road (CDS Route 133750) from north of 88th Avenue (mile point 0.542) to Strawberry Road (mile point 1.259). The project is located in Sections 2, 3, 10, and 11 Township 12N, Range 4 W., Seward Meridian, USGS Topographical Map Anchorage A-8; Latitude 61.1466°N, Longitude 149.9524°W, within the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). See Figure 1 for Location & Vicinity Map.
The proposed Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is intended to expand Jewel Lake Road between Raspberry Road and 88th Avenue by adding: a two way left turn lane (TWLTL) with medians, a bike lane, pathways along both sides of the road to better accommodate pedestrians, improved roadway lighting, improved signing and striping, improved drainage, and updating the bus stops to current specifications. To accomplish this task we are adding retaining walls to sections of the road with limited right of way (ROW), depending on how much the expansion impacts some of the areas with steeper slopes leading away from the road.