Alaskan road fixed within 3 days after earthquake damage—images showing that the hole is gone, the road is paved, and lines have been painted on


On December 4, before and after repair photos of one of the roads impacted have been circulated in Facebook to show the speed at which the road was repaired. It was severely damaged by last week’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska.

The road is an off-ramp that connects International Airport Road and Minnesota Drive in Anchorage was torn apart in the quake, creating a large hole that made an unfortunate SUV that fell in look like a toy.

Instagram clip that captured the road and the stuck SUV shortly after the quake.

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Many people marveled at the Alaskan road crews and lamented local road crews taking weeks—or sometimes months or even years—to fill potholes in their area.

One of the readers from Canada even commented that she will resume her planned trip after seeing the repairs completed.

Before and after photos shared by Alaska Tour & Travel in their Facebook page.

Here is just another great example how Alaskans are responding after last Friday’s earthquake! The off-ramp at…

Posted by Alaska Tour & Travel on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) highlighted that it’s harder to do road work during this time of the year due to the cold temperatures but it is not impossible.

“Two main factors affect asphalt compaction: temperature and time. Crews will take extra steps to accommodate for these factors. Alaska’s contractors are experienced and they are dedicated to repairing the asphalt surfaces damaged by the earthquake,” said the DOT&PF in their press release on Dec. 3.

They have identified almost 50 locations on state-maintained infrastructure where repair work is necessary but thankfully, there have been no reports of casualties.

Here’s a before and after photo provided by another proud Alaskan on Glenn Highway.

Posted by Joseph Rocky Porter on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

DOT&PF have been announcing their progress through Twitter as well. This one is from December 4.

Credit: Alaska DOT&PF/ Twitter

One of the updates on December 6.

Credit: Alaska DOT&PF/ Twitter

Yay, another road is ready to be used again as they updated on December 7.

Credit: Alaska DOT&PF/ Twitter

Here are some of the damages done posted last week if you must see.

Imagery of damage from the earthquake this morning in Southcentral Alaska. #alaskaearthquake #alaska

Posted by Last Frontier Magazine Alaska on Friday, November 30, 2018

Thanks to the crew that put in many cold hours in getting this done. Please share with your friends to show how efficient Alaskans are!


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