An update on the Gravina Access project is on Monday’s agenda for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.
A representative from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will present the update. It includes two refined design proposals for the Revilla-side terminal facility.
MRV Architects in Juneau is working on those designs. According to a memo that firm provided, there have been some public-input meetings leading up to the refined design proposals. Five options were developed from that input, and those were narrowed to two with help from airport and state officials.
According to MRV, the focus is enhancing vehicle access, parking and ferry staging; and improving overall safety. The design also aims to expand the passenger drop-off and pick-up area, and provide new waiting facilities.
A final selection is expected in the next few weeks, according to the memo. And there is a public-comment period open now. Go to this page and click the comment link to provide input.
After that, construction designs can begin, with actual construction set for mid- to late-2018. Completion of the Revilla-side improvements is expected by 2020. Gravina-side improvements also are planned, but require less design work.
Here is a PDF of the options: Gravina Access Options
Also Monday, the Assembly will consider accepting federal and state grants to purchase new buses for the borough’s Transit Department.
Monday’s meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in Borough Assembly chambers at the White Cliff building. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.