Starting Tuesday, April 14, at 6 a.m., Accumulate Energy Alaska, Inc., in partnership with Cruz Construction and Nordic, is moving the large drill rig back to Deadhorse from Dalton Highway mile 386. The move is anticipated to last through Wednesday, April 15, at 9 a.m.
Traffic will not be able to pass the drill rig during the move. The rig is large enough that it requires both lanes of the highway to travel and it will be traveling at low speeds. Drivers should anticipate lengthy delays.
Road closures will be established during the move to control traffic. During the move north, the drill rig will pull into the pullout at mile 403.7 and waiting traffic will be permitted to travel through.
The anticipated schedule is:
• Pullout at mile 386.7, Tuesday, April 14, 6 a.m.
• Pullout at mile 403.7, Tuesday, April 14, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Road Open
• Pullout at Mile 412.7, Wednesday, April 15, 4 a.m. – 6 a.m. Road Open
• Open road at mile 414.9, Wednesday, April 15, 9 a.m.
Movement of the drill rig will last up approximately 27 hours. Mats will be utilized on the highway to protect infrastructure and emergency access is being coordinated with first responders. This schedule may be impacted by weather.
For more information, please contact Tony Lamping, Cruz Construction at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-841-8006.