SNOW DISPOSAL SITES
Currently in Eagle River, large box stores like Fred Meyer and Wal-Mart export their snow south to Anchorage or north to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Contractors, including the DOT/PF and the Chugiak/Birchwood/Eagle River Rural Road Service Area Board, have expressed interest in a site closer to the Eagle River Market.
Eklutna, Inc. explored the sustainability of Site 4 in North Eagle River as a location for a snow disposal site. During the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application process, the Corporation listed possible purposes for this site, which included gravel extraction, imported materials and future snow removal.
With record-setting snowfall in Southcentral Alaska during the winter 2011-2012, the MOA ran out of space to store snow. The Corporation was in a prime position to obtain an amendment to the existing CUP that added the ability to operate Site 4 during all hours of the day. On January 8, 2013, the MOA’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved this amendment. Construction is complete and the site accepted its first snow November 2013.
For more information on pricing and pit hours contact the Eklutna Services, LLC office at: 907-696-3838