Friday, September 24, 2010

October Monthly Luncheon

Seward Highway Reconstruction: Dowling to 36th
by James Amundsen, P.E.
Alaska DOT&PF
Tuesday, October 5, Noon
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, 4721 Aircraft Drive

RSVP by Friday, October 1, to Nicole Knox, ITE Alaska Treasurer, at or 646-9647.

Cost is $15 for Alaska Section Members, $22 for unpaid Members & guests, and Free for students.

An RSVP is a monetary commitment on your behalf whether or not you attend. Substitutions welcome. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions with your RSVP.


1.      Secretary - Rob
a.      Web Site/Blog/Facebook Status
2.      Treasurer’s Report – Nicole
3.      2011 Conference Update
a.      Local Area Committee – Joann if present
b.      Call For Abstracts extended – See Randy Kinney for more information
4.      Other
a.      SocialITE – Collin Pennington
5.      Committees –Opportunity to be involved in ITE- Josh
a.      Soliciting Interest for Legislative- Keep up on legislative happenings, state budget issues
b.      Soliciting Interest for Continuing Education – Facilitate training opportunities and events
6.      Membership - Josh
a.      Membership applications due today See Nicole for forms if you did not get one.
7.      Presentation – Karthik


Officers Present:                             P Josh Cross - President
P Karthik Murugesan - Vice President
                                                            P Nicole Knox - Treasurer
                                                            P Robert DeVassie - Secretary
                                                            P Jennifer Satterfield - Past President

General Attendance:  63

Treasurer’s report: $4,489.49

ONGOING/Old Business:
  • 2011 Conference Update
  • Announcement on the extension for ITE “Call for Abstracts”
  • Soliciting for volunteers for committee members
    • Legislative
    • Continuing Education
  • By-laws being revised
  • Membership fees increased and applications due today

New Business:
·         ITE Blog to monthly poll and content posting
·         The Great Debate by SocialITE, Sunday, October 17th at 5:00 pm
o   A non-partisan event aimed at informing young Alaskans (and everyone else) about their candidates in the upcoming election.


Presentation Title: Seward Highway, Dowling Road to Tudor Road
Presented By: James Amundsen, P.E., Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

Jim touched on the complexity of the project and in both design and construction.  The purpose and need and how they will be going about phasing the project schedule in construction.

Proposed improvements include, Dowling Road interchange improvements, Homer Drive extension and improvements, Brayton Drive improvements, Campbell Creek crossing, pedestrian and bicycle sidewalk and pathway addition, Tudor Road interchange improvements, and mainline lane addition.  CH2MHill is doing the Design.  Construction phasing will be done using the frontage roads while the main lines are being constructed.  Addition information can be found on the project website at