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Kake Access Project # 69607


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Project Description

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is constructing a two-lane unpaved road on northern Kupreanof Island. The Kake Access Project will construct approximately 5.39 miles of new road, incorporate approximately 21.6 miles of existing unpaved road, and construct a new boat launch. The project begins at the intersection of Goose Lake Road (Forest Service Road 6030) with Forest Service Road 6040 and ends at a boat launch accessing Frederick Sound near the mouth of Twelvemile Creek.

Purpose & Need

The overall project purpose is to provide year-round surface transportation access on Kupreanof Island between the community of Kake and a new boat launch on the eastern shore of Kupreanof Island for the public to access lands along the route and to create an additional access point to navigable waters on Frederick Sound.

Project Status

This project is currently in construction. Construction is anticipated to be complete by December 2021.

Project Details

The Kake Access project will:

  • Construct 5.39 miles of new, unpaved, single-lane road starting from the beginning of Goose Lake Road
  • Construct bridges where required
  • Construct a boat launch accessing Frederick Sound on the east side of Kupreanof Island

The road will have a design speed of 25 mph and would include 2-foot shoulders. The road will terminate at a newly constructed boat launch and associated parking facilities approximately ½-mile southeast of the mouth of Twelvemile Creek.

The road alignment was identified using data collected from engineering field surveys performed during 2019 and 2020.

Project Documents