The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, in cooperation with Cornerstone General Contractors, Inc., is working to build the new AVTEC Dormitory on 3rd Avenue. The project utilizes efficient modular construction of building pods that will arrive in Seward by barge, and then be transported by trucks from the staging area in the Port of Seward to the project site for assembly. During the transport period temporary closures of 3rd Avenue between Madison & Monroe are forecasted to occur between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm between 07/28/13 and 08/10/13.
Oversized trailers originating at the port will be escorted west on Port Avenue, then south on 3rd Avenue until reaching the project site, where they will be unloaded on the east side of the street. Unloaded trucks will then turn either west on Madison and back into the intersection in order to turn around for the return trip to the port on 3rd Avenue, or turn east on Madison, then north on 5th Avenue, then west on A Street, then north on 3rd Avenue for the return trip on Port Avenue. Traffic control personnel will be stationed at 3rd Avenue & Monroe and 3rd Avenue & Madison to ensure automobile and foot traffic is directed safely away from the construction zone, which will be fenced off on 3rd Avenue between Monroe Street and Madison Street. Upon completion of work each day 3rd Avenue will be reopened for nighttime through traffic.
ADOT&PF and the contractor will do its best to keep all neighboring residents and businesses informed as work continues. Questions or concerns may be directed to Jason Scheben, Project Engineer, Alaska DOT&PF, (907) 538-2120.