Construction work planned for Dillingham and Aleknagik

May 18, 2017

The summer construction season is right around the corner. In the Dillingham area, work is planned on Lake Road, at the airport and the Wood River Bridge. 

The Wood River Bridge in Aleknagik.
Credit KDLG

Drivers will likely see crews working to resurface the first five miles of Lake Road and paving the gravel road to the Wood River Bridge this summer.

DOT's Sean Baski is the manager on the Wood River Bridge project in Aleknagik.

"Construction is to be substantially complete this year," he said. "There might be some touch up work that needs to occur next year."

The estimated cost on that project is $1-2.5 million. Another $5-10 million will be spent on the Aleknagik Lake Road pavement preservation work.

Project manager Aaron Hughes anticipates the project shouldn’t cause commuters too many delays.  

"They are paving the top surface of the road and it should go fairly quickly," he said. 

Hughes said work on the Dillingham Airport runway might get started late this summer but the bulk of the work will take place in 2018. That rehabilitation project is expected to cost between $10 and $20 million.

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