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Ketchikan Water Street Trestle No. 1 Improvement
Project # SFHWY00069

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The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is proposing to replace Water Street Trestle No. 1 within the 1700 block of Second Avenue in downtown Ketchikan, Alaska. Water Street Trestle No. 1, also known as the Second Avenue Trestle, is a 117-foot timber trestle built in 1922 that connects access along Second Avenue. The trestle is load restricted with damage to the structural timber elements caused by a failed uphill retaining wall, age, and weathering. The purpose of the project is to improve the trestle for continued transportation access to the residences and resolve these deficiencies. The proposed project would:

  • Remove the existing timber trestle structure.
  • Construct a Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining wall.
  • Relocate utilities, as needed.
  • Relocate or remove fuel tanks, as needed.
  • Modify drainage, as needed.
  • Modify an adjacent retaining wall, as needed.
  • Improve pedestrian facilities, as needed.
Construction is projected for spring 2021.

DOT&PF is soliciting comments on the proposed project

Your comments would help us evaluate potential environmental, social, and economic impacts of this project, as well as impacts to historic and cultural resources.

Please submit your written comments using the button above or send them to:

Virgil St. Aime
Environmental Impact Analyst, DOT&PF, Southcoast Region
P.O. Box 112506
Juneau, AK 99811-2506

(907) 465-1826
(907) 465-4414

To ensure that all possible factors are considered, please provide comments via online form, email, fax, or by mailing address by December 6, 2019.

Project Documents