Cushman Street Celebration- July 11

There will be a Ribbon Cutting for the Cushman Street Reconstruction Project on July 11th and a Block Party to follow!

The Ribbon Cutting will take place at 5:30pm at the 6th ave intersection and the Block Party will take place 5-7pm on Cushman Street between 6th and 2nd Avenue.

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Live Music will be performed by Cold Steel and The Clarence Pate Project.

Food Trucks will include Alaskana Kitchen, Villante’s Meatballs, Zorba on the Run, Sugar Monkey and Hungry Robot and Sticky Sweet Sno-Cones.


Bring your family, roller blades and strollers and enjoy the beautiful new street!



  • Construction from June 2015 through July 2016
  • Construction cost was $10.5 million, funded by State appropriations through the City of Fairbanks and FMATS
  • Travels lanes were widened from 9 to 12 feet and reduced from 3 to 2. Sidewalks were widened to 8-10 feet.
  • Project Length was 0.5 mi and included installation of:
    • 2,900 linear feet (LF) of storm drain with 64 inlets
    • 2,500 LF of sanitary sewer mains
    • 1,000 LF of water mains
    • 2,800 LF of gas mains
    • 700 LF of steams mains
    • 1,200 LF of concrete encased communication duct bank

New Features

  • Decorative Street Lighting
  • Pedestrian lights
  • 76 Silva Cell Tree Wells
  • 102 Planter Boxes
  • Wayfinding signs
  • ADA compliant sidewalks
  • Decorative fencing
  • New traffic signals and controllers
  • In-laid methyl striping


  • City of Fairbanks
  • Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS)
  • State of Alaska Department of Transportation
  • State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Exclusive Paving and its subcontractors
    • Electrical – Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc.
    • Concrete – Rady Concrete Construction, LLC
    • Landscaping – F W Scott Enterprises
    • Mechanical – Patrick Mechanical Inc.
    • Decorative Fencing & Signs – Alaska Ornamental Iron
    • Street Signs – Jolt Construction & Traffic Maintenance, Inc.
    • Striping – Pacific Asphalt
    • Trucking – PFK Enterprises Inc. & Becker Trucking Inc.
    • Catch Basins, Manholes – University Ready-Mix
    • Survey – Arctic Surveys
    • Environmental Engineering Consultant – KJ Enterprises
    • Material Testing – MAPPA
    • Insulation – Vertex Insulation
  • Utility Companies
    • GVEA
    • ACS
    • Fairbanks Natural Gas
    • Golden Heart Utilities
    • Alasconnect
    • Aurora Energy
    • GCI




Help spread the word! Download and print the flyer: Cushman Block Party