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Ahtna Kanas Winter 2024

Ahtna Construction & Primary Products Company, LLC: Transforming Alaska’s Infrastructure

In the vast and challenging landscapes of Alaska, Ahtna Construction & Primary Products Company, LLC (ACPPC) is continuing to break ground on Alaska infrastructure projects. Since its inception in 1974 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ahtna, Inc., ACPPC has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality projects that withstand the unique environmental conditions of the region.

One of ACPPC’s recent major undertakings in Alaska centers around the Palmer Airport. The ambitious scope of the Palmer Airport project encompasses construction of a new taxiway, extension of an existing taxiway, removal of outdated taxiways, drainage enhancements, and the creation of an additional aircraft parking apron. Having successfully completed phase 1, which focused on constructing the new taxiway, the team is now focusing on the 2024 construction season where efforts will be on the aircraft parking apron as well as plans for infiltration basin work.

The taxiway construction phase involved adding approximately 3,400 linear feet of taxiway. The meticulous attention to detail is evident in the incorporation of elements such as excavation, subbase, crushed aggregate base, hot mix asphalt, markings, tie-down anchors, area lighting, and drainage improvements.

To equip itself for the Palmer Airport project, ACPPC strategically invested in a diverse range of equipment, including crew trucks, a bulldozer, excavator, dirt roller, side dump trailers, and a 4,000-gallon water truck. These assets not only fortify ACPPC’s capability for this project but also underscore the company’s commitment to ensuring success in future civil construction endeavors in Alaska.

ACPPC’s guardrail project for the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) in the North Central area has garnered praise for its efficiency and timeliness. Through a partnership with Mt. McKinley Fence, ACPPC has completed guardrail removal and mainline guardrail installation ahead of schedule. The project, focusing on roadways with a speed limit of 50 mph or greater along the Parks and Glenn Highways, involved clearing, grading, and roadway hardware installation. ACPPC was responsible for general construction oversight, coordination, traffic control, civil support, material removal, and the installation of 16,000 linear feet of batter board.

The guardrail project has wound down for the season, but the DOT is set to issue a change order extending ACPPC’s involvement into 2024. This additional work includes installing more bridge rail and approach rail. ACPPC continues to showcase its capability in general construction oversight, coordination, traffic control, civil support, and fugitive material removal.

ACPPC’s remarkable legacy in Alaska’s construction sector continues with these two projects. The company’s dedication to excellence, proactive project management, and investment in cutting-edge equipment position it as a key player in shaping the state’s infrastructure for years to come. As ACPPC navigates challenges and undertakes new ventures, it remains a vital contributor to Alaska’s growth and development.