DOT&PF plans to complete the design and have the project ready for construction bidding in 2019. Construction would begin no sooner than 2020 and could take up to three years.
A consideration that could affect the project schedule is right-of-way (ROW) acquisition to purchase the land and easements needed for the airport. Currently, DOT&PF is planning for a 1-year ROW process. Depending on how fast or slow that goes, construction could happen sooner or later.
Progress to Date:
January / February 2018: Planned public meeting to discuss layout of airport on the site. Click here to sign up for our e-newsletter and receive notice of the public meeting.
2017: Currently, the engineering team is studying the site and refining the design for the airport at the 12a alternative location selected by FAA. This includes:
October 2017: Public meeting held in Angoon.
Summer 2017: Geotechnical studies were started to determine ground softness/hardness, and find where the ground or rock may support construction.