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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2018
Press Release: 18-1010
Contact: Trudy Wassel, (907) 266-2545, trudy.wassel@alaska.gov  

2018 construction at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport expected to create
1,100 jobs and bring in over $100 million in construction investment

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) –Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is soliciting for bids on three airfield construction projects that close in early March. The total value of these three construction contracts is expected to be in excess of $100 million. This investment will create approximately 1,100 high-paying construction jobs and generate much-needed economic activity for Alaska.

"Continued investment in infrastructure is necessary to maintain operational safety and achieve higher levels of efficiency," said Jim Szczesniak, airport manager "These projects highlight the airport’s long-term commitment to maintain modern facilities to serve the traveling public and the air cargo industry.”

In 2017, ANC accommodated nearly 200,000 aircraft operations, over 5.4 million passengers, and 3 million tons of cargo. It is the aviation hub of Alaska and a critical link in the world’s cargo supply chain.

The three major projects referenced above will improve access, safety, and pavement surfaces on ANC’s three runways and several taxiways. The Runway 15/33 Rehabilitation and Widening project will be constructed over two summers and includes extending Taxiway R to improve runway access. The Taxiway R North Design Group VI Improvements project will widen Taxiway R to meet current design standards. The Taxiway V Reconstruction project will bring the taxiway up to current design standards, improve safety, and extend its useful life. Most of the work will be completed in phases to minimize impacts on the traveling public and airport tenants.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 731 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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