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Project # NFHWY00692 / Federal # NFAPT00706



What's New!

  • Visit the Documents page to view technical memoranda in support of the Interior Alaska Transportation Plan.
  • We are updating the Interior Alaska Transportation Plan, and we need your help! What do you think the transportation system should look like in the future? What are the transportation needs in your area? The project team still wants to hear your comments! Contact the project team at or (907) 562-2000.
  • StoryMap: Click here for the StoryMap to learn more about the project and share your feedback on the transportation facilities and needs in your community.


Project Overview

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is updating the Interior Alaska Transportation Plan (IATP). The IATP is a 20-year regional multimodal transportation plan that will guide future public investments in transportation infrastructure in the interior Alaska region. The IATP will be developed using an efficient and inclusive outreach process.

DOT&PF is required to conduct statewide transportation planning per 23 United States Code 135 in order to receive federal highway transportation funding for Alaska. The State has developed the 2036 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) that guides regional plans to better define unique transportation challenges in each of six state regions: Southeast, Prince William Sound, Southwest, Northwest, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and Interior Alaska areas.

Statewide transportation planning is the process of developing a strategy for how the Alaska DOT&PF will implement the state’s transportation strategies, projects, and services throughout Alaska. The process is a “3-C planning process.”

This continuing, cooperative, comprehensive planning process means the state continually updates transportation plans, cooperating with stakeholders throughout communities, comprehensively considering several planning factors, as defined by United States Code (USC), the guidance in the US Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) and the Alaska Administrative Code (ACC), Title 17 – Transportation, Section 05.125. 

The ACC states that during the statewide transportation planning process, the DOT&PF will consider goals and objectives that will further:

  1. the economic vitality of the state
  2. the safety and security of users of the state's transportation system
  3. accessibility and mobility options available to people and for freight
  4. the integration and connectivity of various modes of the state's transportation system
  5. the preservation of existing transportation systems
  6. any metropolitan area plan developed under 23 U.S.C. 134 and 49 U.S.C. 5303-5306

The IATP is one of the regional plans developed for specific areas of the state that and designed to address movement between communities in the Interior region. The IATP follows a similar planning process to other regional plans, including economic modeling and transportation system analysis to identify key needs and issues within the region. The IATP carries forward policies, principals, and investment strategies from Alaska’s Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan and the State Improvement Plan.

Project Area

DOT&PF develops and regularly updates five regional, multi-modal transportation plans for specific areas of the state, designed to address movement between communities in the region, and from the region to points beyond. Each of these plans incorporates economic modeling to evaluate potential projects and prioritize them to best meet state and regional goals. The IATP was last updated in 2010.

Plan Area


Interior Alaska in Focus


The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by DOT&PF pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated April 13, 2023, and executed by FHWA and DOT&PF.

No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Full Title VI Nondiscrimination Policy: To file a complaint, go to:

DOT&PF complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids, services, and/or special modifications should contact DOT&PF Public Involvement Representative at (907) 562-2000 or via a Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 711.


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