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Kodiak Anton Larsen Bay Road Extension Project #68420

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Project Description

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) proposes to extend the existing Anton Larsen Bay Road in Kodiak, Alaska. Click Here for the Regional and Vicinity Map.


The project would construct two miles of gravel road starting at the end of the existing Anton Larsen Bay road, following an existing ATV trail, but continues north as the trail heads east. The road would end at the beach near Crag Point with a parking area and boat launch ramp. The proposed route crosses multiple streams which would require culverts and drainage features along the road. Click Here for the Project Area Map and Here for the Road Extension Typical Sections.


This project is currently funded for planning and design under a State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) grant that was issued to the Spruce Island Development Corporation (SIDCO). The Department is providing engineering services to SIDCO under agreement.

 

Construction funding has not yet been secured.

 

Purpose & Need

The purpose of this project is to improve a year-round transportation link between outlying communities off the Kodiak road system and Kodiak.  The existing Anton Larsen Bay road ends at a parking area approximately 15 miles North East of Kodiak on Kodiak Island.  An All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) trail was constructed recently to allow ATV access between the end of the existing Anton Larsen Bay road and just northeast of Three Pillar Point.   The trail is only approved for vehicles up to 3000 lbs, which does not allow for trucks.  A boat launch is located approximately one mile from the end of the road and allows for parking and launching small boats but does not allow for year-round boat access because the enclosed nature of the bay often has a layer of fresh water that freezes during the winter