Herman Leirer Road (Exit Glacier Road) Flood Mitigation

Construction work was completed in September, 2016.

Project Overview

The existing Exit Glacier Road between MP 7 and MP 8 is frequently flooded from the Exit Glacier drainage, but this section of the road has not been known to flood previously during the mid-summer months. Flooding has occurred periodically until the last couple of years when events have become more of an annual expectation in the fall. The flooding is usually associated with intense storm activity and/or increased melt-off from Exit Glacier. The flooding cause damage to the road and prevent Park users from accessing the Exit Glacier area.

The project will provide a long term solution that should reduce the flooding problems. This project will raise the road grade 5 feet, install rip rap protection along the creek side of the embankment, and install 5 concrete box culverts that will allow flood waters to pass below the roadway.

Project Location

Documents and Updates

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Project Details
Project # AK NPS KEFJ 10(4)
Project Name Herman Leirer Road (Exit Glacier Road) Flood Mitigation
Location Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK
Status Completed
Awarded to Ahtna Construction and Preliminary Products Corp.
Award Date 04/15/2016
Award Amount $2,985,205.20
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Contact Information

Matthew Bean, Project Engineer
P.O. Box 1155
Seward, AK 99664
(360) 607 - 4061
Email: Matthew.Bean@dot.gov

Federal Highway Administration
Western Federal Lands Highway Division
610 East Fifth Street
Vancouver, WA 98661-3801