The New Road
Iliamna Lake Contractors are adding on to an old road for easy access to the barge landing.
The new road cost $85,000 and is getting paid for by the Indian Reservation Road program. The road started getting built on August 15th, and was finished on September 7th.
The people who are helping to build the road are Jocko Neim, who is the mechanic, Steve Smith, who is the registered Surveyor, Gilbert Andrew, the Operator, Tony Wassilie the driver/operator, followed by William Nickoli, Stacie Garrison, Paul Hobson Jr., and Stacy Hill.
The road is 1600 ft. long (about 1/3rd mile). They hauled the gravel from a gravel pit on the south end of the town. The design of the road was planned for 2 ½ years and completed on December 8th 2010. Some people thought it was going to be paved, but it will only be gravel.
Before the barge landing was built there was no public access to the beach. The old barge-landing road crossed private property that washed out every year and was dangerous for hauling equipment over. The biggest challenge with the new barge landing was securing Rights-of-Way through three different parcels of property.
Tribal Administrator AlexAnna Salmon thinks the new road is one of the prettiest roads in Igiugig. Stacy Hill who operates one of the dump trucks thinks it was fun, but as they got further up the road it was nerve wracking, because if you backed up to far up you would drive off the road. Everyone agrees it wills be nice to ride on the new road to the beach because the old road has been washed out and is sometimes hard to drive on.
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If all goes according to plan, a 200 ft. long concrete ramp will be built at the barge landing by summer 2013.