Doyon in the Community
On July 6, 2020, Donald Charlie, former First Chief of Nenana Native Council, and Nenana City Mayor Joshua Verhagan cut the ribbon officially opening the new 450-foot Nenana-Totchaket Bridge.
This new bridge will now connect the public to thousands of acres of land located across the Nenana River. Before the bridge was built, this land was not accessible year-round, and therefore was never subdivided or developed.
“This bridge is 40 years in the making; this is a wonderful accomplishment,” said Cheyenna Kuplack, Doyon public relations specialist.
Over the last 40 years, Doyon has contributed directly and indirectly to this project. To maximize shareholder hire and subcontracting on road building and maintenance, Doyon worked with Toghotthele Village Corporation. Throughout the permitting process, Doyon provided constructive comments and input to the various agencies involved, actively worked with the City of Nenana and Nenana Village Corporation in support of the project, consulted with the U.S. Coast Guard to identify and address their needs for permitting the project, and more.