FMATS Construction Closes Lathrop Street

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Lathrop Street is closed to thru traffic for FMATs resurfacing. This closure is part of a city wide project to upgrade surfaces in Fairbanks and North Pole. Meadow Bailey with the Alaska Department of Transportation told us more about this project.

"We will be going through and removing the top layer of asphalt and resurfacing this project. We are also going to be making some pedestrian improvements, especially in ADA accessibility." Said Bailey.

Bailey said the project should wrap up by August 17th but a lot of rainfall has the potential to slow work down and added that there are detours set in place for drivers and business access is still open. Paving is still ongoing on Farmers Loop Road with some culvert work as well and lane closures may cause delays. The culverts on the Chena Ridge Cripple Creek project have been put in place and backfilling has started. Crews continue to work on the retaining wall on Phillips Field Road and the work can be seen by floating the river. Contractors on the University/Geist/Johanson project are still preforming curb and gutter work and paving is scheduled for later this week. The project is still on schedule to open the intersection in mid-August.