Portage Curve Multimodal Connector Project

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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 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.

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 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.

Environmental Assessment

The Chugach National Forest is preparing an environmental assessment for the Portage Curve Multimodal Connector Project. 

The proposed action description and other information on the web at  http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/chugach/landmanagement/projects

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Past Actions

The Chugach National Forest asked for public comment and participation in the environmental review process for the multimodal path proposal in a comment period that closed on December 18, 2017.

Map of project area