Iditarod National Historic Trail – Portage Curve Multimodal Connector

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Project Proposal

The Chugach National Forest is proposing to construct a multimodal recreational path along the Seward Highway between Ingram Creek and an area north of Twentymile River. The project, called the Iditarod National Historic Trail – Portage Curve Multimodal Connector, will be completed in coordination with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Seward Highway Milepost 75 to 90 Rehabilitation Project.

In addition to constructing a critical piece of the Iditarod National Historic Trail, the proposed project will provide a safe multimodal path separate from the highway to connect users to recreational opportunities along a heavily used segment of the Seward Highway.  This accessible infrastructure will facilitate ongoing year-round recreation in the Portage Curve area.

The project will also include the addition of trailhead parking areas and connections to other recreational facilities such as the Alaska Railroad Corporation and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.  The project will also provide safe access to DOT&PF proposed parking areas that will serve the subsistence hooligan fishery north of Twentymile River.

The Chugach National Forest is asking for public comment and participation in the environmental review process for the multimodal path proposal.

Submitting Comments:

Electronic comments, in acceptable plain text, rich text, or Word formats, may be submitted to jslown@fs.fed.us with Subject Line: INHT Portage Curve Multimodal Connector. Additionlly, written comments may be submitted by mail to Tim Charnon, District Ranger, Glacier Ranger District, P.O. Box 129 Forest Station Road Girdwood, AK 99587, or may be submitted by hand during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 129 Forest Station Road Girdwood, Alaska. Click here to view the Iditarod National Historic Trail – Portage Curve Multimodal Connector project public scoping documents.