What is the AMATS Anchorage Areawide Trails Rehabilitation Project all about?

The AMATS Trails Rehab project was created to rehabilitate Anchorage areawide trails and pathways, focusing primarily on those which make up the Proposed Bicycle Network of the Anchorage Bicycle Plan. 

Currently there are two projects underway: 1) Benson Boulevard Pathway Rehab; and 2) Fish Creek Trail Rehab.


An engineering study is being drafted that will consider the optimum improvements for the 0.5-mile section of the Benson Boulevard Pathway, located on the south side of the road between Minnesota Drive and Arctic Boulevard. This pathway is experiencing deteriorated pavement possibly due to a poor trail subgrade section or drainage issues, inadequate sight distances at driveway crossings, and lack of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

Come learn about the project and ask questions at one of the following upcoming local Community Council meetings:

Spenard Community Council
February 1, 2017 at 7pm
Spenard Recreation Center
2020 West 48th Avenue

Midtown Community Council
February 8, 2017 at 12pm
Wells Fargo Alaska Heritage Museum
301 West Northern Lights Boulevard


Plans are being finalized to improve two segments of the Fish Creek Trail, from Taft Street to West 45th Avenue and from Fish Creek Park off of East Turnagain Boulevard to Barbara Street.

Improvements currently being considered include repaving of the existing trail, replacing four bridges, and improving lighting. Design is anticipated to continue through 2017 with construction beginning in early 2018.

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