Docks and Harbors moving ahead on Archipelago Project

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ Docks and Harbors Department is proceeding with the Archipelago Project following the green light given to the development by the Assembly Monday night.

    Port Director Carl Uchytil was a guest on Action Line Wednesday.  "We're very pleased that we have a plan that has been vetted through the public which will expand the sea walk there and also provide bus staging for our  tour transportation companies."

    In addition to the authorizing and funding ordinances approved by the Assembly, the body okayed a bid award for the procurement of material for the project.  "With this procurement through Island Contractors does is that it  purchases steel and rebar on behalf of Docks and Harbors, have it located on site, and just expedites the construction process and we'll be going out with a contract general contractor to drive the pile."

    Uchytill said  that work is expected to start in May and be completed over the next year.  After that time, the private land owner, Morris Communications, will develop the upland portion of the area.

    The entire Archipelago lot will be fenced off for the next two years, according to the port director.


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