Recreational Boating Access Projects
Southcentral Projects


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ADA compliant vaulted latrine


The City of Nenana is located approximately 42 highway miles southwest of Fairbanks via the Parks Hwy at the confluence of the Tanana and Nenana Rivers. Prior to this project the lack of developed parking forced users to park along both sides of the already narrow entrance road. This crowding led to very difficult launching conditions and safety concerns. Additionally, although the site received steady use during the summer, it had no restroom facilities, resulting in potential danger to public health.

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Under construction
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After completion - aerial view


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The project objectives were to upgrade the entrance road and staging area, provide a parking area for 30 vehicle/trailer combinations, and construct an ADA compliant single vaulted latrine.


Construction was completed in the fall of 2005. The project resulted in a gravel surfaced parking area capable of accommodating 40 vehicle/trailer combinations, a resurfaced and wider access road, an improved turnaround and staging area, and an ADA compliant vaulted latrine. These improvements provided improved efficiency, safety, and sanitary conditions at this heavily used site for accessing the Nenana and Tanana Rivers and surrounding area.