Over the unusually warm winter season, the Knik Construction team put in many hours on a short ice-road haul prepping for the next phase of improvements for the Kipnuk Airport project in Alaska. "Team Kipnuk safely worked through high winds, drifting snow, ice-fog, complete whiteouts and -40F windchill," says Project Manager Daniel Hjortstorp. "The crew did an amazing job in these harsh Alaska conditions."
Bering Marine crews barged 111,000 tons of rock to Kipnuk during the 2022 summer season which was stockpiled by Knik on the bank of the Kugkaktlik River. Knik's 20-person winter crew constructed an iceroad over the frozen tundra to move the crushed gravel and other needed materials to the airport site. The materials are now stockpiled near the runway and ready for construction this summer.