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Tuluksak Airport Relocation
Draft Environmental Assessment - Project 51795

aerial view of proposed Tuluksak Airport location

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Federal Administration (FAA), proposes to relocate the airport at Tuluksak approximately one mile east of its present location.  Tuluksak is located 35 miles northeast of Bethel and 350 miles west of Anchorage, at the confluence of the Tuluksak and Kuskokwim Rivers at about 61.10 degrees North Latitude and 150.97 degrees West Longitude.

Tuluksak is a mostly Yupik village of about 470 people (2004 estimate). The only year-round transportation to and from this community is by air. Air taxis and cargo operators based in Bethel provide regularly scheduled and charter services. Residents depend on the airport for essential services such as passenger transportation, mail, cargo and medical evacuations. No roads connect this area with other communities. The existing gravel-surfaced airport was constructed by FAA and transferred to the Territory of Alaska prior to 1958. It is presently operated by the State.

 

Updated: 7/2/2012