Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Hemmer Road Upgrade Extension North: Palmer-Wasilla Hwy to Bogard Rd


This project will extend and upgrade Hemmer Road from the Palmer-Wasilla Highway to Bogard Road. Improvements will include travel and turn lanes, shoulders, pedestrian/bicycle amenities, drainage, and safety.

Project development will include design, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, and construction.

Project Benefits

This project will provide a new north-south collector level road between the Palmer-Wasilla Highway and the recently completed Bogard Road Extension East project. This connection should reduce traffic on portions of both the Palmer-Wasilla Highway and Bogard Road.

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Currently, 49th State Street is the only north-south connection that is constructed to collector road standards in the four-mile stretch between the Glenn Highway and Trunk Road. The lack of other north-south connectivity means drivers have to travel significant distances on Palmer-Wasilla Highway to find a connection that allows travel to the north. The same can be said for traffic travelling on Bogard Road that wants to travel south. This situation leads to congestion on our main arterial road systems.

Project Status

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF will be managing the development of the project in order to use federal Community Transportation Program funds awarded to the State to match 2018 borough approved bonds which will allow for completion of this project.


MSB Capital Projects Department

Brad Sworts, Division Manager

Pre-Design & Engineering Division

Phone: (907) 861-7715

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Project Docs

Fact Sheet - October 2020 (pdf 184.26 KB)   |  678 hits

Project Cost

The ADOT&PF estimated budget for this project is $5.8M. Project construction may take place in 2022-23.