Alaska's Earthquake-Shattered Road Fixed In Three Days
December 10th, 2018
On Friday, November 30th, 2018, Anchorage, Alaska was rocked by a 7.0 Magnitude earthquake. This road, an off-ramp that connects International Airport and Minnesota Drive, in Anchorage was completely destroyed, and one ridiculously lucky SUV sat amongst the destruction somehow unscathed.
That destroyed road is already fixed after three days. On December 4th, the road was completely passable with new pavement. That means that it only took three days for Alaska's Department of Transporation to turn that completely crumbled road into a freshly paved road with newly painted lines. Considering down here in the lower 48 states, it takes years (or never) to fix potholes that have been plaguing motorists.
Yes, we get that it was an emergency fix and necessary. We must give props to Alaska's DOT because three days is nothing short of impressive. Apparently, that's not the only destroyed road that received Alaska's DOT treatment in just mere days.