Matanuska-Susitna Borough


Notice Type Road Closure

Dated: 5/15/2024

Re: Rights of Way Opening – Core Area with Big Lake RSA to remain Closed

From: Michelle Olsen, ROW Coordinator

The Rights of Way in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MSB) will open to normal construction as of 7:00 am on May 16, 2024 for the core area, with Big Lake RSA and northern areas to remain closed. The core area is described as extending to the Little Susitna Bridge on the Parks Highway and the Granite Creek Bridge on the Glenn Highway. The Big Lake RSA and the northern portions of the Borough will remain closed until a later date.

Any questions about where it is open may be addressed to Michelle Olsen at 861-7803.

If you are restarting an existing project from last year, remember to contact the Permit Center 24 hours before work commences. You can reach the Permit Center at 907-861-7822 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Be smart about the ground frost levels. If the area is shaded or insulated with overburden, it may contain frozen dirt and gravel. Do not place frozen material back in the hole; replace it with a similar type of unfrozen material and compact it to 95% or greater.

Roadways in the core area may still be pumping water. Weight restrictions were still in place in the core area at the time of this letter. Please check the Websites listed below for additional up-to-date information on weight restrictions.

Hyperlink to MSB weight restrictions:

Hyperlink to State of Alaska weight restrictions:

The roads north of this core area and the Big Lake RSA area remain closed.

If service calls are needed in these areas, please use light-duty trucks only, not heavy work trucks or trucks with heavy equipment. We rely on you to help manage the MSB’s maintenance costs by being aware of the conditions of our roads and keeping the cost of our maintenance low. If individual roads are soft or pumping water, please turn around and delay the work until the roadways firm up. It is recommended that lighter-weight vehicles be used to scope out roadways first.

Have fun and be safe!


Michelle Olsen, RWA

Right of Way Coordinator


Effective Date

May 16, 2024