PALMER — The light at the end of the tunnel is as visible as the light at the intersection of the Glenn Highway and Inner Springer Loop.
New traffic patterns on the Glenn Highway widening project this week include the intersections of the Glenn Highway and Dogwood Avenue, the Palmer-Wasilla Highway and Evergreen Avenue, and the Glenn Highway and Arctic Avenue. The Glenn Highway widening project from Mile 38 to 43 of the Glenn Highway is nearing completion for the season and the results of work from the Department of Transportation and Quality Asphalt Paving are being driven on by Palmer motorists. The widening project adds three new traffic signals, one of which has already been turned on.
Motorists traveling south along the Glenn Highway will encounter a lighted traffic signal on the intersection of the Glenn Highway and Inner Springer Loop. Jay Street, a new frontage road connecting the Glenn Highway to the Colony Kitchen and adjacent office building to the Glenn Highway, is a right turn traveling south on the Glenn Highway and will need to be used to access the businesses from the traffic signal which was illuminated on Thursday. The signal at the Colony Way exit on the Glenn Highway has not yet been illuminated, but the exit paving has been finished. New traffic patterns coming to Palmer the week of Oct. 28 will feature lighted traffic signals on the intersection of Colony Way and the Glenn Highway. South Inner Springer and the Glenn Highway will also have the signal turned on next week.