Gravina Access Project

About the Project

The Gravina Access Project managed by the State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, will improve surface transportation between Revillagigedo Island and Gravina Island in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough. The primary public access to Gravina Island from Revillagigedo Island is the Borough operated ferry that transports vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians from the terminal on Revillagigedo Island, located approximately 2.6 miles north of downtown Ketchikan, to the terminal on Gravina Island at Ketchikan International Airport.

Alternative G4v is the selected alternative for this project.

The Project is expected to Include:

Improvements to the existing ferry terminal on Revillagigedo Island:

  • A new passenger waiting facility with restrooms
  • Sidewalks and covered walkways
  • Parking Meter System
  • Tongass highway access improvements
  • Reconstruction of the existing airport ferry transfer bridge and ramp 

Improved Facilities on Gravina Island:


  • New heavy freight mooring facility new the airport
  • Reconstruction of the existing airport ferry transfer bridge and ramp
  • Upgrades and improvements to sidewalks and wheelchair ramps associated with the airport ferry facilities 
  • Replacement of the existing ferry layup dock and transfer bridge to support layup and maintenance of the airport ferry system
  • Reconstruction of a portion of the Seley Road and replacement of the bridge over Airport Creek

For project updates contact the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities South Coast Region  or click here for the project website.