By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

Zimovia Highway rockfall mitigation work to begin this month


The Alaska Department of Transportation has contracted Hiex Construction of Haines to conduct rockfall mitigation and slope stabilization work between 5.5 and 8.5 Mile Zimovia Highway.

The work will likely begin just before Memorial Day, Hiex Construction said last week. One lane will be closed during the work and flaggers will direct traffic. Both lanes will be open during the holiday weekend, the company said.

The rockfall mitigation work is not related to the deadly Nov. 20 landslide, but rather is part of an ongoing project to address that section of highway after dozens of falling rock in...

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