Work to improve the Dyea Flats road that began in May is still continuing.
According to National Park Service spokesman Mike Tranel, it has taken quite a bit of time to get the surface level high enough on the road so there won’t be any standing water.
The project includes an area of the road and the public access between the Slide Cemetery and the Lost Lake Trailhead. It is being funded as part of a Federal Highways funded project to improve the Federal Government-owned land.
During the work, road closures and delays are to be expected, Tranel said. The project contractor, Hunz & Hunz Enterprises, had set an original completion date of  August 25. The contractor is currently working towards completing the project before a winter shutdown. There will be weekday road closures from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. but no road closures on weekends.
The project goal is to improve road surface and drainage.  Improvements will include elevating the road surface, increasing drainage, replacing culverts, and adding widened turn-outs for safe passing lanes.
Traffic flaggers will control one lane access Monday through Friday from 6 to 10 a.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. Also on Saturday from 6 a.m. to noon. Drivers should expect up to 15 minute delays. The project will continue until the work is complete or the onset of winter weather.