DOT chief brings creative approach to road maintenance

...knows it as well as anyone. He's now DOT's Fairbanks Maintenance Superintendent...cold-weather conditions.Mike Coffey, the former DOT statewide maintenance director, said it' the timber industry. He switched to a DOT equipment operator job a few years later...
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

...ferry schedule, laying off employees and laying up ferries isn't much of a plan, but it appears to be the only directive DOT is being given. Without a new plan to provide more efficient and cost-effective service, and the investment of highway dollars...
Budget cuts threaten to slow snow plows

...state-owned roadways, such as Egan Drive.The city and DOT snow-removal teams try to clear main thoroughfares...smaller residential streets, according to Foster and DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. DOT even has a map (
Transportation Secretary Foxx talks Native issues in Anchorage

...transportation in rural Alaska and the funding programs the federal DOT has in place to help tribes develop surface transportation in...transportation funding law known as MAP-21 passed in 2012 funded DOT for two years and expired at the end of the 2014 federal fiscal...
On the Trails: What happens when animals eat poisons?

...Amanitas. Our species is fairly common and quite attractive: the cap is red or yellow, with warty growths that might suggest dots of streusel topping on coffee cake. It is reportedly less toxic than some other species of the genus, but it can produce very...
DOT map reveals impact of budget cuts on snow removal

...tell you what to expect on the roads.This year's DOT budget is about $34 million lower than last year's...resources is that we really had to cut overtime," said DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow.At
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'Heart breaking' discovery

...Charity Lynn Anderson, that feeling changed last May. Anderson didn't know she was ill at first. It started with little red dots, known as petechiae, all over her legs. She passed it off as razor burn, but then more signs followed. It wasn't until...
DOT wants public comment on ferry schedule

...spring seasons.The draft schedule can be found online at will accept written comments until July 21, via email at and by fax at 907-586-8365...
Brotherhood Bridge rededicated

...also showing signs of wear, according to DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow."Here in Alaska...than its predecessors, according to the DOT. The first bridge built over the river...history, Woodrow said. He said that the DOT spend "a lot of time and effort" to restore...
Aleknagik Wood River Bridge opens

...formally opened during a ceremony last week. Political figures and DOT director Marc Luiken cut the ribbon to open the bridge, a 440-foot...village of Aleknagik.The opening was announced by email from the DOT.The village, which has a population of about 200, is up Wood...


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