Transportation Department Update
The Transportation Department is finishing another busy season. Following is an update of the various projects we are currently working on:
Port Saint Nicolas Roadway Reconstruction
The road has been paved beginning at the Craig-Klawock Highway all the way to mile 3.2. CTA crews are currently working on putting reflectors on the concrete barriers and weather permitting the guardrails. Crews are continuing construction, working on drainages beyond mile 3.2 to complete the final phase of the road project between Mile 3.2 and the Dog Salmon Creek Bridge project.
Port Saint Nicholas River Bridge
Construction at Port Saint Nicholas River Bridge at 7.5 mile on the Port Saint Nicholas road is nearly complete. It has been inspected and is now open for traffic and waiting on reflectors for the guardrail.
Wolf Creek Bridge
Since Wolf Creek Bridge at 7.6 mile on Port Saint Nicholas Road is contiguous with PSN River Bridge It has passed inspection and is open as well. Reflectors will be added this winter, weather permitting.
Thomas Creek Bridge
CTA crews have begun the replacement of the Thomas Creek Bridge at 7.8 mile on the Port Saint Nicholas Road. The existing bridge is dilapidated and badly in need of replacement. The project will replace the existing bridge with a structural steel plate box culvert. The temporary bridge is in place but not open for traffic yet.
Un-named Creek Bridge
CTA crews have begun the replacement of Un-named Creek Bridge at 8.1 mile on the Port Saint Nicholas Road. The existing bridge is dilapidated and badly in need of replacement. The project will replace the existing bridge with a structural steel plate box culvert. This project is being constructed concurrently with the Thomas Creek Bridge project since the project limits are contiguous to one another.
Tract 18 Access Road
We are currently underway with the planning process for the development of CTA Tract 18 in the City of Craig. This Tract is being developed for the purpose of creating additional Tribal Housing. The Transportation Department will be responsible for planning, design and construction of the access road that will service this development. A wetland delineation report was recently completed on this project and the road is in final design. This project is currently planned for construction starting 2013.