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ADOT&PF Opens Bids on Illinois Street Reconstruction Project


(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) — The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) opened bids today on the Illinois Street Reconstruction project. This project, scheduled for construction in 2012 through 2013, will reconstruct a major throughway in downtown Fairbanks.

HC Contractors, Inc. of North Pole, is the apparent low bidder with an unchecked bid of $21,965,862. The ADOT&PF engineers estimate for the project was $22,687,027. A Letter of Intent to Award will be issued to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder.

Construction will take place along Illinois Street, from College Road to 2nd Avenue, and will connect Illinois Street with the Barnette Street Bridge. The reconstruction project includes new signals, lighting, improved access for pedestrians and bikes, replacement of the Noyes Slough Bridge, construction of an underground utility duct system and moving overhead utilities underground.

While there are several betterments included in this project, the most important improvements are the streamlining of traffic and enhancements for pedestrian and bike traffic.  These upgrades will address safety concerns in locations with higher than expected accident rates and limited site distance.

For more information on the Illinois Street Reconstruction project, including a link to the plan set, visit http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/projectinfo/project_pages/illinois_street/.

ADOT&PF oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 33 communities, 5,700 miles of highway and 660 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of ADOT&PF is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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