MOA Traffic Calming

Project Detailsx

Client: Municipality of Anchorage

Location: Anchorage, AK

Year Completed:2006-present


> Channelization & Signalization
> Pedestrian Safety Projects
> Traffic Engineering Studies & Design
> Traffic Data & Analysis
> Traffic Calming & Street Improvements


Project Overviewx

For over 20 years, HDL has been a trusted partner of state, federal, and local government agencies, providing expert traffic engineering analyses and designs that prioritize safety and accessibility for all road users. Our work has included developing strategies for traffic calming, pedestrian, and bicycle improvements, such as speed humps, intersection neckdowns, roundabouts, channelization, reduced crossing lengths, bike lanes, and pedestrian refuge areas.

Through various term contracts, HDL has partnered with the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) to implement initiatives that improve safety and enhance neighborhoods. Our efforts have included raised intersections and crosswalks, speed humps and cushions, bicycle lanes, radar speed limit signs, signage, Americans with Disabilities Act improvements, sidewalk extensions/additions, and pedestrian refuges. These initiatives have not only made the city safer but have also improved the quality of life for residents.

At HDL, we prioritize collaboration and communication with local stakeholders to determine the best solutions for each neighborhood. Our transportation engineers carefully consider solutions that balance aesthetics, safety, walkability, cycling conditions, and emergency services. We work closely with residents to identify their concerns and ensure our solutions meet their needs. While traffic calming measures can sometimes be controversial, we have received public support for more than 200 projects.

We take pride in our work, having completed over 350 projects within the MOA that have included traffic calming, bicycle, and pedestrian safety improvements. Our efforts have positively impacted thousands of individuals throughout the city, making it a safer and more accessible place for all.