The majority of North Slope infrastructure is financed, constructed, and maintained by private entities to support their oil exploration and production activities. Despite North Slope explorers and operators always having an eye on efficiency, some infrastructure (such as processing facilities) isn’t well suited for sharing among multiple companies. However, other infrastructure does lend itself to common use, such as roads and pipelines.
Replacements for four more bridges on the Alaska, Richardson, and Steese Highways would be built with funds proposed in Governor Mike Dunleavy’s amended capital budget for Fiscal Year 2024.
In 2022, the American Society of Civil Engineers designated the John O’Connell memorial bridge as an Alaska Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
Federal cash is helping the Koyukuk River village of Huslia protect its energy infrastructure from erosion along the riverbank.
The northernmost drivable point in the United States is the end of the road for an all-electric rally that starts in Fairbanks on Friday.
Federal authorities are reviewing the Alaska Energy Authority’s plan to use $50 million over five years to build a network of electric vehicle charging stations.
An infrastructure plan for the Alaska Marine Highway System includes significant capital investments, such as a new ocean-class vessel to replace the 57-year old ferry Tustumena.
The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act guarantees at least $5.3 billion for Alaska. While many states are rebuilding roads, bridges, ports, and airports, Alaska has an opportunity to build some for the first time.
The district aims to construct a new flood diversion system for Lowell Creek in Seward, at an expected cost of about $185.2 million.