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Seasonal road improvements underway in Petersburg

 


Several road projects are happening this summer around Petersburg. Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has budgeted a total of $13 million for road repair, as well as other road reconstruction projects.

According to Chuck Correa, regional preconstruction engineer for DOT&PF, the state maintenance chip seal crew will be stabilizing the existing road surface and chip sealing from mile point 27.8 to 30.0 near the end of Mitkof Highway.

“The crews will also be doing ditch work and brush cutting in the same area. The chip seal is weather dependent, but the plan is for them to complete this work by the end of June,” Correa said.

One major project in the planning stages is South Nordic from Haugen Drive to the ferry terminal. The project is currently in the environmental process, Correa said. This is a $3.5 million project.

“We expect to have the environmental document done this fall, design done this winter, and advertise for bids next spring,” he said.

A planned Haugen Drive and bike path improvement project is also in the environmental process, Correa said This is also a $3.5 million project.

“We expect to have the environmental document done this fall, design done this winter, and advertise for bids next spring,” he said.

A ferry terminal mooring improvement project went out to bid this week. The $2.5 million project is expected to take place this fall. Also, the reconstruction of Nordic Drive through downtown will go out to bid in about a month, Correa said.

There are no planned projects at the airport this summer, Correa added.

The Petersburg Indian Association road improvement crews also typically use the summer months for planned projects. PIA spokeswoman Connie Bisson was unable to confirm if the crews were working this

season.

 

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