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Road to Homer reopened

Posted: Monday, October 28, 2002

ANCHORAGE - The Sterling Highway, which connects Homer with the rest of the Kenai Peninsula, was reopened today.

Murph O'Brien with the state Department of Transportation said the washouts at the Deep Creek Bridge have undergone their initial repair and one lane of the highway is reopened with flaggers directing traffic. The Sterling Highway at Stariski Creek also is opened to one lane of traffic.

Workers are making repairs to the Russian Village Road and access to Nikolaevsk is expected to be restored by Wednesday or Thursday.

Repairs have begun on the bridge that leads to Old Ninilchik Village. Those repairs also are expected to be completed by Wednesday or Thursday.

The Old Sterling Highway and the New Sterling Highway are reopened between Anchor Point and Homer. East End Road in Homer also has been reopened.



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