Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions Fish Creek Trail Connection Project

Project No. CFHWY00587 

Welcome to the project website for the Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions (AMATS): Fish Creek Trail Connection project. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) in collaboration with the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) plans to construct a new multi-use trail connecting the Fish Creek and Tony Knowles Coastal Trails through the AMATS: Fish Creek Trail Connection Project in Anchorage, Alaska. As shown in the project area map, the new trail is proposed between the existing Fish Creek Trail pathway at West Northern Lights Boulevard north to the existing Coastal Trail pathway near Fish Creek.

This project will consist of the following components:

  • Non-motorized facilities
  • Coastal erosion protection
  • Safety features
  • Drainage
  • Excavation
  • Pavement
  • Roadside hardware
  • Signing and striping
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) features

It may also include: bridge, boardwalk, guardrail, lighting, and utility adjustment and/or relocation components.

The AMATS: Fish Creek Trail Connection Project will be led by DOT&PF together with the MOA Parks and Recreation Department. MOA will own and maintain this trail after construction.

This website will continue to be updated as project information becomes available. Return for updates!

The project team is committed to inclusive public involvement throughout the project process. It is the policy of the DOT&PF that no person shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of any and all programs or activities the DOT&PF provides based on race, religion, gender, age, marital status, ability, or national origin, regardless of the funding source including Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and State of Alaska Funds.

The DOT&PF complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Preferred Alternative

The routes shown in the map below were developed as part of the Design Study Report, with the proposed route consisting of a single trail connection (One S Route and one N Route). Currently, the preferred route is highlighted below. Detailed information about each alternative can be found on the “Resources” page.  Please contact the project team with questions or comments.  Contact information can be found on the “Project Contacts” page.