Zimovia Highway landslide repairs will exceed $1.2 million
December 20, 2023
The cost of clearing landslide debris, digging up the roadbed to install three large culverts to carry runoff from the mountainside, building up a new base and shoulders, and then paving the rebuilt section of Zimovia Highway with concrete will exceed $1.2 million.
It could be another couple weeks before the work is finished and the highway restored to two-lane traffic, said a state official.
Fortunately, the Alaska Department of Transportation had enough sections of 36-inch-diameter culvert on hand in Wrangell for the job, avoiding the need to ship the large pieces into town, Chris Goins,...