State goes to bid for rockfall-prevention work past 6-Mile

The Alaska Department of Transportation is seeking bids for rockfall-prevention work just past 6-Mile Zimovia Highway in an area known as The Bluffs and prone to rocks breaking off from the hillside and landing in the right of way.

The work is scheduled for this summer.

Bids were due Jan. 9. The work will include drilling and installing into the rock face more than 300 linear feet of bolts, each at least 25 feet long and grouted in place. The job also will include clearing work at the top of the slope.

An engineer’s estimate puts the expected cost for the project at between $250,000 and $500,0...


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