AIC improves Kotzebue’s Front Street

Alaska Interstate Construction LLC (AIC) is in Kotzebue completing shoreline stabilization and updates to Front Street with sidewalks, pavement and parking. AIC won the approximately $34 million contract from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

When completed, the project will prevent shoreline erosion, complement a new hotel being built on Front Street and make the area more appealing to visitors. AIC is working with the Native Village of Kotzebue, the Alaska Department of Labor and other local organizations to identify local candidates for hire.

Shoreline stabilization efforts began last summer with the installation of sheet pile, a continuous steel retaining wall, along the shore. This summer AIC will complete the pile cap, a layer of thick concrete 3,000-foot-long handrail along the length of the wall. Other work will include concrete sidewalks, grading one mile of paved road, curb and gutter and 46,000 square feet of concrete stone pavers.

AIC is a heavy construction services company on which prominent Alaska energy and resource developers rely upon for extreme projects in ecologically sensitive zones. AIC is Alaska’s civil contractor of choice for public works projects that require specialized expertise and fleets of heavy equipment. AIC is GreenStar-certified for its award-winning solid waste reduction and pollution prevention programs. The project is estimated to be completed late September, 2011. Learn more about AIC at