The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing improvements to the Nightmute Airport. Nightmute is located 18 miles upriver from Toksook Bay and 100 miles west of Bethel. The community lies within Section 33, Township 5N, Range 88W, Seward Meridian, (approximate latitude 60.479440 North, approximate longitude 164.72389 West).
Nightmute is accessible by river in the summer and snow machine in the winter. Air travel provides the only means of year-round transportation. The original airport was constructed in 1976, and does not meet FAA design criteria. The proposed project will improve the airport to B-II standards with 24-hour Visual Flight Rules, as well as rehabilitate and provide erosion protection along the airport access road.
Copies of the approved Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact are available at the DOT&PF Central Region Office, at 4111 Aviation Avenue in Anchorage, as well as in the City Office in Nightmute. Additional copies are available on request.