DENALI BOROUGH, ALASKA

 

RESOLUTION NO.  93-12

 

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF LOWERING THE SPEED LIMIT FROM 55 MPH TO 45 MPH ON THE GEORGE PARKS HIGHWAY THROUGH HEALY, ALASKA.

 

WHEREAS, the Denali Borough Assembly is interested in maintaining the highest standard of living possible for its residents and visitors; and

 

WHEREAS, the public safety aspect of the area is calculated in this standard of living; and

 

WHEREAS, the George Parks Highway is the most traversed transportation system linking two of the major cities and industrial areas of the State, thus resulting in the daily transportation of goods by Semi-trucks pulling single, double, and triple trailers; and

 

WHEREAS, the Healy area is also the gateway to Denali National Park, therefore adding to its year round population, is an additional transient work force and 8,000 daily travelers during the summer months who visit this world renowned attraction; and

 

WHEREAS, there are children walking and riding bikes to and from school on a regular basis who cross the George Parks Highway; and

 

WHEREAS, there are many pedestrians traversing on highway shoulders daily; and

 

WHEREAS, three life threatening accidents have occurred within the "town limits" in the last year, the latest resulting in two tragic fatalities;

 

AND WHEREAS, the similar neighboring communities of Cantwell and Nenana currently have a reduced speed zone on the highway for their communities.

 

BE IT RESOLVED:  that the Denali Borough Assembly supports the lowering of the speed limit through the Healy area (White Moose Lodge (mile 248) through the Dry Creek Bridge near Evans Industries (mile 250) from 55 mph to 45 mph.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  that the Denali Borough Assembly supports the placement of a "Speed Zone Ahead" warning sign be posted at the top of Otto Lake Hill warning northbound travelers of the upcoming speed change.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  that the Denali Borough Assembly supports the placement of a yellow caution light at the intersection of the George Parks Highway, and the Usibelli Spur Road warning travelers of this crossing.

 

PASSED and APPROVED by the DENALI BOROUGH ASSEMBLY this 10th day of October, 1993.

                                  SIGNATURE ON FILE                                                     

Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST:                   SIGNATURE ON FILE

                                           Borough Clerk