Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Public Works

The MSB Public Works Department will be recognized by residents and Borough employees as providing high quality road, vehicle, and facility maintenance as well as solid waste disposal and recycling services. We will be known for responsiveness, reliability, good stewardship of public funds, and compassionate attention given to the needs of every resident and employee.

The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide safe and efficient operation and maintenance of Borough roads, vehicles and facilities as well as cost effective and safe operation of Borough utilities including solid waste disposal, water treatment, wastewater treatment and flood control services.


Road Complaint Hotline: (907) 861-7755
Road Signs & Street Lights: (907) 861-7755
Road Project Management: (907) 861-7754
Talkeetna Water & Sewer: (907) 861-7753
Facility Maintenance: (907) 861-7754
Vehicle Maintenance: (907) 861-7772

Terry Dolan, Public Works Director
Phone: (907) 861-7751
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Jim Jenson, O&M Div. Manager
Phone: (907) 861-7752, 
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Brad Sworts, Pre-Design & Engineering Div. Manager 
Phone: (907) 861-7715 
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Alex Senta, Project Management Div. Manager
Phone: (907) 861-7710
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Jeff Smith, Solid Waste Div. Manager
Phone: (907) 861-7606
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Operations and Maintenance Division

The Operations and Maintenance (O & M) Division manages road improvement projects, natural resource projects, and community projects. We provide maintenance of:

  • Roads
  • Facilities
  • Utilities
  • Vehicles (excluding Emergency Services vehicles)


Robert Vroman Public Works Building:
1420 South Industrial Way, Palmer
Phone: (907) 861-7755
Fax: (907 ) 861-7769

Solid Waste Division

The Solid Waste Division manages waste generated by Mat-Su Borough residents, while occasionally accepting waste generated outside of the Mat-Su Borough.  

The Division is organized into seven management units:

  • Solid Waste Division Administration
  • Central Landfill and Maintenance Operations
  • Transfer Station Operations
  • Environmental Operations
  • Recycling, and
  • Community Clean Up

Services include the identification and breakdown of waste receipt as follows:

  • Household Waste Disposal
  • Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal
  • Hazardous Waste Classification Disposition
  • Mixed Scrap Metal Acceptance
  • Refrigerators and Freezers Acceptance (chlorofluorocarbon containing devices)
  • Asbestos Acceptance
  • Recycling
  • Community Clean-Up Coordination
  • Right-of-way Clean-Up Coordination

Rates and Fees are set annually in conjunction with the Mat-Su Borough budget cycle.  Any changes to fees normally take place as of July 1st. 

The Solid Waste Division staff welcomes ideas and feedback on its operations.

Please recycle.


Central Landfill is located at:
1201 N. 49th State Street (just off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway)
Phone: (907) 861-7600
Fax:  (907) 861-7609

Transfer Sites

MSB Transfer Station - Big Lake

13582 Hollywood Road
Big Lake

MSB Transfer Station - Butte

17390 E. Butte Road

MSB Transfer Station - Sutton

11065 North Crag Mountain Place

MSB Transfer Station - Talkeetna

25195 S Talkeetna Spur

MSB Transfer Station - Willow

15469 N Willow Station Road

Privately Operated Transfer Sites

Transfer Site - Clearwater Mountain Lodge

Mile 82.2 Denali Highway

Transfer Site - Eureka Lodge

Mile 128 Glenn Hwy

Transfer Site - Lake Louise

26501 S. Lake Louise Road

Transfer Site - Long Rifle Lodge

Long Rifle Lodge, 31406 West Glenn Hwy.
Glacier View

Transfer Site - Maclaren River Lodge

Mile 42 Denali Hwy

Transfer Site - Point MacKenzie

22481 West Point Mackenzie Road
Point MacKenzie

Transfer Site - Trapper Creek

23471 Parks Highway
Trapper Creek


Pre-Design & Engineering Division

The Pre-Design and Engineering Division's purpose is to continually improve the quality of the Borough's transportation network, providing our citizens with the safest, most efficient, environmentally sound, and balanced transportation system possible. 

The Pre-Design Branch is responsible for:

  • Transportation planning and project agency coordination
  • Identification and programming of MSB, State, and Federal funding for road, bridge, railroad, transit, and airport projects
  • Implementing the preliminary design and environmental phase of transportation projects
  • Collection and analysis of traffic data throughout the Borough
  • Right-of-way acquisition
  • Surveying

The Engineering Branch is responsible for:

  • Design and construction management
  • Environmental analysis and engineering (water, wastewater, septage, stormwater, and solid waste)
  • Construction Management
  • Private development and subdivision review, plat review
  • Road certification
  • In-house design and mapping
  • Providing technical advice and consultation to other departments within the Borough related to the application of science and technology



Pre-Design & Engineering is located at:
533 E. Fireweed Avenue in Palmer
Phone: (907) 861-7723
Fax:  (907) 861-7735

Construction Management and Standard Design Documents

Project Management Division

The Project Management Division is responsible for managing a wide variety of Borough construction projects from design to completion. Projects include new schools, libraries, fire stations, water/sewer systems, renovations, and other public facility construction projects within the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. As stewards of the tax payers' money, our goal is to economically construct long-term facilities that serve the public safely, improve the quality of life and health of our citizens, are low maintenance, and are environmentally/energy efficient. Core duties include:

  • Direct, plan, coordinate, and manage capital improvement projects
  • Develop concepts and strategies for achieving assigned project objectives and operational goals
  • Draft and modify project schedules, scopes of work, technical specifications, cost estimates, and budgets
  • Chair numerous meetings with consultants, contractors, utilities, government agencies, and public entities
  • Inspect and review project progress to ensure compliance with specifications
  • Resolve conflicts during design and construction



Project Management is located at:
533 E. Fireweed Avenue in Palmer
Phone: (907) 861-7723
Fax:  (907) 861-7735