20 Alaska Business | June 2018 www.akbizmag.com
UPGranite Construction Company was awarded the $29 million project and construction be- gins this year.
Water System Expansion
Stantec is serving as engineer and Exclusive Paving is the contractor on a thirty-four
mile expansion of the water main in North
Pole. The $52 million project, which began
in February and is slated to finish in 2019, includes 181,000 feet of insulated water mains
to expand water supply to more than 650
properties in and around the city. The project
includes expansion of the existing water treatment plant, a new 750,000-gallon water reservoir, and a new water system pump house.
Midtown Corridor Improvements
R&M is leading the planning, public involve-
ment, and engineering design for midtown
corridor improvements in Anchorage, from the
Denali Street area to Benson to Tudor Road, that
will update 1.5 miles of arterial roadway in mid-
town Anchorage. The goal is to turn the current
car-centric environment to complete streets to
make living, shopping, working, and recreation
more attractive. The design cost was $499,967.
Under the MOA’s adopted Context Sensitive
Solutions for transportation projects policy
and development process, R&M analyzed road
alternatives and improvements to seven major
intersections. Issues identified include adding/
separating pedestrian facilities, adding bicycle
lanes, and improving intersection operations.
The project is currently in the alternative analysis phase and the Draft Design Study Report is
scheduled for May 2018.
Resurfacing Boniface Parkway
R&M is the engineer of record for the resurfacing and restriping project on Boniface
Park way from Tudor to JBER Gate in Anchorage. The DOT&PF project, with a design cost
of $618,412, includes 3. 25 miles of roadway
and reconstruction of curb ramps as necessary to meet ADA requirements. This project
also includes work on curbs in non-curb ramp
areas, localized storm drain system improvements, and replacement of guardrails and
signs as needed. The design is nearly 70 percent complete with construction to begin in
the summer of 2020 (the timing during which
construction funding will be available).
Replacement of Water Street Viaduct
R&M is the civil design engineer for a $24
million state project to replace the Water
Street Viaduct, a hybrid bridge structure located in Ketchikan along a steep hillside situated above Tongass Avenue. The general contractor is Dawson Construction. The project
is currently in construction and scheduled
for completion March 2019.
Multi-Lane Roundabout in Fairbanks
The Danby-Wembley multi-lane roundabout
project in Fairbanks aims to reduce angle
crashes and accommodate oversize and over-
weight truck traffic. R&M is the engineer for
the $1.16 million state project and the gen-
eral contractor has not yet been determined.
R&M developed the design and prepared final