Anchorage Police Department: Road Closures for Iditarod Event


In preparation for the 2016 lditarod Sled Dog Races, the Municipality of Anchorage will be closing off several downtown streets for event set-up. In order to provide ample notice, ‘No Parking’ signs will be placed within the closure areas at least 48 hours in advance of the road closures. Any vehicles parked within the closure areas during the specified closure times will  be  towed at the owner’s expense.

4th Ave. between I St. and Cordova St. and Cordova St. between 4th Ave. and 16th Ave. will be closed to motorists for the lditarod Sled Dog races. Drivers should also expect closures on H St., G St.,F St.,and E St., between 3rd Ave. and 5th Ave. as well as D St. between 4th Ave. and 5th Ave. for event staging.  All closures will take place beginning Friday,March 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM through Saturday,March 5, 2016 at approximately 7:00 PM.

Anchorage Police Department officers will be on traffic control detail for the duration of these events and will be able to assist drivers with directional instructions. Please drive with caution and follow all appropriate detour signs and signals. Please contact the Municipal Traffic Department at 343-8406 or lditarod Headquarters at (907) 376-5155 for more information.

Official press release from the APD

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Operations Manager for KSKA-FM. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the FM broadcast. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska-focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or hosting All Things Considered and can still find him operating the soundboard for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate, and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book, or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!

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