Aleknagik: Wood River Bridge
Welcome of the website for the Aleknagik Wood River Bridge project. The Aleknagik Wood River Bridge Project will construct a road from the Dillingham – Aleknagik Road to Peter Krause Sr. Drive in the Village of Aleknagik. Aleknagik occupies both the north and south shores of Lake Aleknagik but most of the population of the village resides on the north shore. Many lives have been lost crossing the lake in both winter and summer. This project will provide a safe link between the village and educational, commercial and travel resources in Dillingham.
The proposed roadway will be paved and have two 10 foot lanes with 5 foot shoulders. The bridge will be a 2-lane bridge, 440 feet long; using 3 spans over 2 piers spaced 170 feet apart, and providing a minimum of 40 feet of clearance above the river. About 2.5 miles of approach roadway will be constructed on both the north and south shores. To expedite the construction start date the project has been divided into two phases as shown on the map.
The project is being completed in two phases. Phase I construction is underway. Mowat Construction, Inc. began the work in April 2014.
Phase II design and right-of-way acquisition are underway.
If you would like to request a copy of the Environmental Assessment (EA) or Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), or have questions or comments regarding this project, please contact our Environmental Coordinator at the address and telephone number below.
The EA is available for public review at: City of Aleknagik office (Aleknagik) and the Z.J. Loussac Library, 3600 Denali Street, Anchorage.
To obtain a copy of the EA and FONSI, or for additional information about this project, please contact:
Brian Elliott, Environmental Impacts Analysis Manager, 907-269-0539, DOT&PF, Box 196900, Anchorage, AK 99519-6900; or download from the documents page.
Individuals with a hearing impairment may contact ADOT&PF at the Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) number,
(907) 269-0473. ADOT&PF is able to offer, upon request, reasonable accommodation for special needs related to disabilities.