Blair Lakes Range Maintenance Complex?-?Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
Located 20 air miles southwest of Eielson Air Force Base, Blair Lakes is a conventional bombing range used by Department of Defense personnel from Eielson AFB and Elmendorf AFB. It is accessible year-round via a 2,500-foot-long gravel airstrip and from mid-January to mid-March via an ice road built across Alaskan rivers and tundra.
Once design was complete, materials were procured and mobilized to the project site via the ice road to minimize costs. The $16.7 million design-build project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involved construction of a bulk fuel storage facility, a 20-person dormitory, and vehicle and range maintenance bays located one mile from the existing facilities. The 2,800-square-meter complex features water, septic, power generation, communications and fire protection systems.