Corridor Action Plan available for review

Corridor Action Plan available for review

The Alaska Richardson Steese Highways Corridor Action Plan (ARS CAP) is now available for public review and comment. You can find it here. The ARS CAP was commissioned by the Alaska Department of Transportation (at the request of Advocates for Safe Alaska Highways,...
FNSB Planning Commission denies bridge replacement request

FNSB Planning Commission denies bridge replacement request

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who provided oral and written testimony on March 26 regarding DOT’s request for approval of the replacement of the Chena Flood Plain bridges. A recording of the meeting can be found here. The request was denied 6-3 by the FNSB...

The Long Combination Vehicle (LCV): Legalized Weapons on Our Highways

A very knowledgeable Canadian trucker speaks out in this video about the dangers of Long Combination Vehicles on public highways. Kinross is using 95-foot long vehicles to haul ore on our public highways. All of the safety issues described in this video apply to these...
Hearing for SB218 scheduled

Hearing for SB218 scheduled

Senate Bill 218, the bill that aims to establish a vehicle weight limit on Alaska roads, is set to be heard by the Senate Transportation Committee Thursday, March 14, 2024, beginning at 1:30PM. This hearing will give all interested parties the opportunity to voice...
Senate Bill 218 – “An Act relating to vehicle weight limits”

Senate Bill 218 – “An Act relating to vehicle weight limits”

Alaska is the only state or province in North America that doesn’t have an upper limit on how much general freight trucks can weigh on the highways. The only factors that limit weight are the maximum load permissible per tire and axle and the total weight that...
Vehicle weight limit bills introduced in Alaska legislature

Vehicle weight limit bills introduced in Alaska legislature

Representative Ashley Carrick (House District 35) recently introduced House Bill 305 “An Act relating to vehicle weight limits and providing for an effective date”. Senator Scott Kowasaki (Senate District P) introduced the companion bill, SB218, in the...