Roadways are open
Alaska Aerospace Corporation will be conducting rocket launch operations at Narrow Cape on 16 October 2018. The launch window will be from noon - 4pm (1200-1600 hours) local time. Alaska Aerospace coordinated the following restrictions with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. These restrictions will be enforced to ensure public safety:
Launch Day Road Restrictions
- The Pasagshak Road will be blocked on launch day immediately east of Mile 13, which is the entrance to Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA).
- The Pasagshak roadblock will be manned 6 hours prior to the opening of the launch window. It will initially function as a check point for all traffic authorized to proceed past the roadblock. All other traffic will be stopped and advised of where the best areas for viewing are. The Pasagshak roadblock will be the farthest point on the road to PSCA that the public is allowed to travel once the area is secured. The Pasagshak roadblock is positioned such that vehicle traffic can easily and safely turn around.
- All non-launch associated vehicles and personnel not directly associated with the launch will be cleared from the area beyond the Pasagshak roadblock approximately 3 hours prior to the launch to ensure public safety.
- Public notification that the roadblocks have been lifted and normal traffic may resume will be made through local radio stations and this website after the launch as soon as the area around the launch pad has been inspected and declared safe.
- Contact information: Questions pertaining to the road closure may be directed to Ed Sekerak, Alaska Aerospace Ground Safety Officer, by phone at (907) 743-3500.