Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Old Glenn Pathway Extension


The purpose of this project is to extend the existing pedestrian/bike pathway along the west side of the Old Glenn Highway from Plumley Road south toward the Knik River Public Use Area (KRPUA).

The existing pathway connects Palmer to the Butte community and ends at Sodak Circle.Old Glenn Pathway

The constructed project includes a 10-foot wide paved pathway, increased roadside clear zone, and improved roadside ditches with increased capacity.

Right-of-way acquisition continues toward the Knik River.

Project Benefits

The project will increase safety for vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles, providing a connection from Palmer toward the KRPUA.

It will also improve drainage and snow storage capacity along the highway. 

Project Status

Phase I: Construction from Plumley Road to Sodak Circle began in summer of 2016 and is complete. Phase II: Preliminary design is at 75% with right-of-way needs and utility conflicts identified. Acquisition of Phase II right-of-way is anticipated to occur winter of 2020/21 utilizing the balance of existing funds. PROJECT SCHEDULE: Phase II: Design: On-going ROW Acquisition: On-going


Contact the project team members anytime with questions, concerns, comments or compliments. 

Rick Antonio, Project Manager

Pre-Design & Engineering Division


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Brad Sworts, Manager

Pre-Design & Engineering Division


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Project Docs

Project Fact Sheet - October 2020 (pdf 203.65 KB)   |  1904 hits

Project Cost

Phase 1 of this project was funded through a combination of Mat-Su Borough general obligation bonds and a matching State grant.

Funding for the construction of Phase 2 is currently being pursued.

The projected cost estimate for construction of Phase II: Sodak Cir. to Knik River is estimated at $1,600,000.