Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Where will the Bogard Extension connect?

Mat-Su | Patty Sullivan | Monday, December 18, 2006

PALMER—The proposed Bogard Road Extension East project will add another east-west corridor across the Core Area of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Right now, the two-lane Palmer-Wasilla Highway is the only direct east-west route from Palmer to Wasilla. In its most congested stretch, the Palmer-Wasilla Highway has 17,000 vehicles moving through daily. (The average daily traffic count is highest from Hemmer Road to the Glenn Highway; followed closely on the Wasilla side by 16,500 daily vehicles from Hyer Road to the Parks Highway.)

This new corridor project will extend Bogard Road from the Trunk Road area, east to the Glenn Highway.

What streets will the new Extension connect to? Current proposals include: Marsh Road, Scott Road, and Arctic Ave.

Attend a public scoping meeting tonight (Monday Oct. 23) and give your comments and ask questions about the project. The meeting will be held at Colony Middle School from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the small gym. The school is located at 9250 Colony Schools Drive.

The Borough received about $13 million from the state Legislature last year to design and construct the project. The project is part of a larger program called Matanuska-Susitna Congestion Improvements.

The deadline for scoping comments is Nov. 15.

For more information contact Kristi Stuller of DOWL Engineers at (907) 562-2000.