The strangest town in Alaska just got a little more normal
The public works crew in Whittier have been busy installing new street signs . Gene Gilman, Cam Bender and Ben Leniz stand back to survey the project. The street signs are on new stop signs on new heavy duty posts that should endure for a long time.
Over the years the street signs have blown down or been damaged by snow plows. It’s been hard to tell visitors where to find things. The mention of a street name meant nothing. The City of Whittier is focused on improving the city’s infrastructure and improving the visitors experience .
The City of Whittier has had it’s share of adversity over the last 40+ years, but the face of the community is changing with more grassroots involvement. There is a quiet and committed group of 10-15 people that do community projects under the radar and without any public recognition. Local business and property owners are working hard to improve the appearance of the city. That is what makes Whittier a wonderful place to live, people that care.
Plans are underway, next year, to install more directional signage throughout the community and improve Horsetail Falls Trail, Emerald Cove Trail, and access to the Portage Pass Trail thanks to a grant from Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council.