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POW Hwy. 43 construction project to resume

Ongoing road construction on Prince of Wales Island’s Forest Highway 43 will resume April 1.

During the construction season, pilot cars will be used to guide vehicles that need to get through the area, and there is a daytime schedule for north and southbound traffic, starting at 7 a.m. Drivers planning to drive that section of road should plan for delays. See schedule below.

Once the Federal Highway Administration project is complete, the 11 miles of road between Deweyville Trailhead and Neck Lake Road will be rebuilt, widened and paved. The project is expected to be done this fall.

Schedule (effective April 1)

Barricades will stop and hold traffic on either end of the work zone, allowing traffic to pass North and South at the following scheduled time periods.

  • 6:30 AM – closed to all traffic
  • 7:00 AM – Northbound traffic allowed to proceed; 8:30 AM – Southbound traffic allowed to proceed
  • 9:15 AM – Northbound traffic allowed to proceed; 11: 00 AM – Southbound traffic allowed to proceed
  • 11: 45 AM – Northbound traffic allowed to proceed; 1:30 PM – Southbound traffic allowed to proceed
  • 2:15 PM – Northbound traffic allowed to proceed; 2:45 PM – Southbound traffic allowed to proceed
  • 3:15 PM – Northbound traffic allowed to proceed; 3:45 PM – Southbound traffic allowed to proceed
  • 4:15 PM – Northbound traffic allowed to proceed; 4:45 PM – Southbound traffic allowed to proceed
  • 5:15 PM – Northbound traffic allowed to proceed; 5:45 PM – Southbound traffic allowed to proceed
  • 6:15 PM – Northbound traffic allowed to proceed; 6:45 PM – Southbound traffic allowed to proceed
  • 7:00 PM – Open to all traffic

For more information, call 907-339-2079, or email Mike Sigman Mike.Sigman@kiewit.com

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