Lowell Point Road Closure

After a month of hard work, Lowell Point Road will be open for good on June 10, 2022 at 12 p.m.

Crews have been working diligently to make the road safe for travel, and we are grateful for their hard work! 

Businesses and lodging providers in Lowell Point are open!

 

For most up to date information on any lodging or adventure bookings you may have, please contact the tour or lodging provider. 

For the most recent updates on the slide, clean up efforts, and more visit KPB Alerts or the City of Seward Facebook Page

Any other landslide related questions? The Kenai Peninsula Borough has a direct line for information: 907-224-INFO (4636)

At approximately 7:40 p.m. on May 7, the City of Seward experienced a large landslide along Lowell Point Road that resulted in the community of Lowell Point being cut off from road access to Seward. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. Barricades are set up and manned on both sides of the slide debris. Current estimates are that the road will be open by June 1. Thanks to Metco for the quick response and clean up efforts!

Boaters, please be cautious when navigating through Resurrection Bay and the surrounding waters. 

The following water taxi services have indicated to the Seward Chamber that they are available for service to and from Lowell Point. 

The Lowell Point Community and workers are eligible for a free water taxi through the Kenai Peninsula Borough. See the below information updated on May 19:

Today Thursday May 19, 2022 a new schedule was created to support the needs of the Lowell Point community. Millers Landing will continue to provide water taxi services. Starting Sunday May 22, 2022 DOT will be providing water taxi services through Aurora Charters until Lowell Point Road is safely open to public traffic. Please note that both water taxis require reservations, and that these services are free of charge to those who live and work in Lowell Point. Those individuals who are scheduling nonessential travel to Lowell Point will need to pay for their transportation through a water taxi service provider. Visitor or tourism transport is not eligible for free service.

Aurora Charters:

Depart Seward

Approximate Arrival in Lowell Point

Depart Lowell Point

Approximate Arrival in Seward

6:00 AM

6:20 AM

6:30 AM

6:50 AM

7:00 AM

7:20 AM

7:30 AM

7:50 AM

11:00 AM

11:20 AM

11:30 AM

11:50 AM

5:00 PM

5:20 PM

5:30 PM

5:50 PM

7:00 PM

7:20 PM

7:30 PM

7:50 PM

To schedule a reservation on the water taxi, residents must call Aurora Charters at 907-224-3968 to make a reservation for transport. If they are unable to answer the phone, Aurora Charters requests that you leave a clear message with your name and phone number. The office hours of Aurora Charters are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily. Those travelling to Seward from Lowell Point are directed to go to South Beach for water taxi access. Those travelling to Lowell Point are directed to go to the North East Ramp for water taxi access.   

Millers Landing:

The Schedule for the water taxi services provided by Millers Landing through Kenai Peninsula Borough is as follows:

Depart Seward

Approximate Arrival in Lowell Point

Depart Lowell Point

Approximate Arrival in Seward

NO BOAT SCHEDULED

NO BOAT SCHEDULED

6:15 AM

6:25 AM

6:30 AM

6:40 AM

7:15 AM

7:25 AM

7:30 AM

7:40 AM

NO BOAT SCHEDULED

NO BOAT SCHEDULED

NO BOAT SCHEDULED

NO BOAT SCHEDULED

3:15 pm

3:25 PM

3:30 PM

3:40 PM

5:15 PM

5:25PM

5:30 PM

5:40 PM

NO BOAT SCHEDULED

NO BOAT SCHEDULED

To schedule a reservation on the water taxi, residents must call Millers Landing at 907-331-4040 to make a reservation for transport. If they are unable to answer the phone, please leave a message with your name and phone number. The office hours of Millers Landing is 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily. At the time of reservation, each person will be notified of the location for pick up. This schedule represents the supporting schedule for Aurora Charters. There may be additional availability, residents who have additional needs need to contact Millers Landing.

 Water Taxi Restrictions:

The following restrictions are in place for these services:

  • A reservation is required in order to receive water taxi services
  • There is often water on the landing deck to the beach, and proper foot wear is recommended
  • There is a two bag limit per person. This includes groceries and supplies
  • No pallets or other items are permitted that may damage the vessel
  • No firearms are allowed on the vessel
  • All passengers are required to adhere to crews’ directions, signage, and safety instructions
  • Be at the water taxi pick up location no later than 15 minutes prior to the boarding time
  • #1 Priority is given to residents who live and work in Lowell Point. Visitor and tourist traffic is not eligible for free service.
  • Those travelling to Lowell Point after June 1 should confirm water taxi availability prior to their travel date
  • The shuttle for transport to vehicles in Seward is on a set schedule based on the existing water taxi schedule, special calls are not permitted.

 

The KPM OEM Call Center staff are available to answer questions related to water taxi services or vehicle pick up. You may contact them at 907)224-4636(INFO) Monday through Sunday 8:00AM – 5:00P.