Zoo Access: O'Malley Road Construction

Zoo Access: O'Malley Road Construction

O'Malley Road is the primary road visitors take to reach the Alaska Zoo. Construction and road widenening are beginning, Phase I of the project. While this phase will not reach the roadway directly in front of the zoo, visitors trying to access us by coming up O'Malley Road from the Seward Highway may experience delays or detours.

Here is the project information, with construction updates listed at:


FUTURE INTERSECTION CLOSURE: Beginning Friday, August 11 at 8:00pm, a ROAD CLOSURE will occur at the Seward Highway and O'Malley Road intersection (immediately east of the Seward Highway) through 5:00am Monday, August 14. The northbound Seward Highway on-ramp will remain open. Southbound Seward Highway traffic should follow DETOUR routes via Abbott Road, northbound Seward Highway traffic should use Huffman Road and eastbound O'Malley Road traffic should use either Huffman Road or Abbott Road.
Be alert to daily flagging operations between 7:00pm and 5:00am, as well as from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

O'Malley Project Sheet (PDF)