Saturday, September 27, 2008

Airport Project and Land Erosion

Iwas amazed to see trailers and vehicles for the first time in this village. Several barges have been coming in this past summer when the tide is high. The barges are bringing in dirt for the 17 million dollar airport project. They will continue to come in several times each week until the river freezes. Quality Asphalt Pavement Co. (QAP) is in the process of expanding and widening the airport runway. The project is expected to have a completion date some time next summer.

The community also has been dealing with land erosion along the river for several years. This land erosion prevention project will cost 4.7 million dollars. The QAP Company is putting rocks along the river to put a stop to the erosion. This project began in the summer and work will continue until the river freezes. It is expected to be completed some time in 2009.


skipvia said...

Hi Kendra;

Your new posts are very interesting. I love seeing the pictures of all of the work being done in Kongiganak. Your new school sounds very exciting. I hope you'll keep us in touch with the construction as it progresses, and I hope you realize what an important function you are performing for your community (and Alaska) by documenting life in your village and sharing it with the rest of the world. I always look forward to your posts.

KendraKrenz said...

Hi Skip,
Yes, I plan to post more later as the whole construction project progresses here, especially with the new school. It's cool I can see your picture next to your response. How do you put a picture next to your reply to others?