Kenai Spur Highway

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Kenai Spur Highway
Route information
Length38.787 mi[1] (62.422 km)
Existedc. 1951–present
Major junctions
South end AK-1 (Sterling Highway) in Soldotna
North endBay Beach Road in Nikiski
Location
BoroughsKenai Peninsula
Highway system

The Kenai Spur Highway is a 39-mile-long (63 km) highway on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. The road begins at a junction with the Sterling Highway in Soldotna and provides access to the towns of Kenai and Nikiski, dead-ending at the entrance to the Captain Cook State Recreation Area. Visitors traveling between the Homer area and these areas can bypass Soldotna and access the Spur Highway via Kalifornsky Beach Road.[2] The highway is a four-lane undivided road inside of the cities of Soldotna and Kenai, and a two-lane road elsewhere. The northern section of the road is also known as the North Kenai Road. In 2018 the Federal Highway Administration approved a plan to extend the road by eight miles to improve access to remote homes in the area.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Soldotna0.0000.000 Sterling Highway (AK-1)Southern terminus
Kenai10.31016.592Airport WayAccess to Kenai Airport
10.67517.180Bridge Access RoadAlternate access to Sterling highway via Kalifornsky Beach Road
11.05417.790Willow StreetAccess to central Kenai
11.35918.281Main Street LoopForm's loop around central Kenai
14.04022.595Wildwood DriveAccess to Wildwood Correctional Complex
Nikiski26.75143.052Nikiski Beach RoadAccess to Nikiski High School
38.78762.422Bay Beach RoadNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Witt, Jennifer W. (2010). Annual Traffic Volume Report (PDF) (Report) (2008-2009-2010 ed.). Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. pp. III–25&nbsp, – III-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Valencia, Kris, ed. (2007). The Milepost (59th ed.). Anchorage AK: Morris Communications. pp. 611–619. ISBN 978-1-892154-21-7.
  3. ^ Boettger, Ben, North road extension environmental permitting finished Peninsula Clarion 5/11/2018