Old John Lake Motorized Trail
This project is just getting underway. Our scope of work is to convert a previously designed full-sized vehicle and truck road to a motorized trail design that will better fit the Tribe’s needs and budget. It involves the design and construction of approximately four miles of motorized trail between Arctic Village along the existing Old John Lake Trail. The trail will be suitable for snowmachine, four-wheeler, pedestrian and dog sled use, and will be designed to accommodate yearly BIA budgets for road and trail maintenance within the TTP for Arctic Village. The project will include assistance with managing a force-account construction project for the Arctic Village Traditional Council.
School Teacher Housing Renovations
We are currently coordinating a renovation project for the Yukon Flats School District to add additional teacher housing units inside the old Arctic Village School. The current old school building has two apartments for teachers, and we are planning the modifications to add two additional apartments. The project is dependent on funding at this time, and we anticipate completing the design and moving to construction in the fall of 2020.
Roads, Airports, and Infrastructure Improvements
Goldstream Engineering Incorporated (GEI) prepared a Utility Infrastructure Master Plan for the City of Nenana and developed a prioritized list for funding and construction projects. A recommendation for design and administering improvements to the wastewater treatment plant and design improvements to the water treatment plant. Reconstructed existing roads in Nenana and reconstructed a failed section of the Nenana airport. GEI used innovative and low-cost investigation and construction techniques to build dust free and durable roads and to reestablish a safe runway.
Nenana Totchaket Bridge and Roads
GEI planned, obtained permits, designed, and provided administrative and construction oversight on two new bridges and several phases of a new road on the west side of the Nenana River, across the previously undeveloped property. The way was constructed to a rural road standard using locally available materials and primarily local residents. The bridge construction used an innovative cooperative agreement between the City of Nenana, the Contractor, and Goldstream Engineering, and later on with the Nenana Native Tribe.
The deal has an accelerated design and construction schedule, which maximizes the use of limited funding sources. The project is ongoing and now funded by a Federal Highways Build Grant. GEI worked with both municipal and Nenana Native Tribe's Council leaders. The Totchaket Road and bridges are now part of the Nenana Native Council Tribal road inventory.
Newtok Relocation Project
This project was probably our most complex, logistically, to date. However, the result of the remote community relocation project made all of our collaborative hard work and design worthwhile.
GEI provided civil and environmental design and served as the project engineers for the Newtok Village Council in a force-account project during the early stages of the move from Newtok to Mertarvik on Nelson Island.
The project developed a quarry material site, constructed two miles of roads, and built and operated a support camp for the project. GEI led the first successful landfall efforts that were celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as shown with members of the Newtok Village Council, including the Council’s President (Paul Charles) with other project team members.
The project used both the State of Alaska and BIA Tribal Transportation Roads funding. GEI worked closely with the BIA Tribal Transportation Program and with the BIA staff in Anchorage.
Denali National Park
Denali Princess Lodge
Goldstream Engineering provided engineering services identifying the needed structural modifications to support a split-level deck with gu-lam stringers, concrete treads, and intermediate landing. GEI also developed a design for the pile foundation, perimeter curtain drain, retaining wall, site grading, and paving.
Holland America Princess (HAP) is a valued customer and partner. It was a pleasure every step of the way, and both parties successfully achieved all of our goals. We look forward to working with HAP in future projects.