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Winter's trash is spring's problem

...she's been picking up cigarette butts (one of the most littered items in the world, according to the state Department of Transportation & Public Facilities website; they can take one to five years to decompose), and what is likely the remnants...
Crews working to clear closed section of Dalton Highway

...both sides of the closed section, said Alaska Trucking Association Executive Director Aves Thompson.The state Department of Transportation plans to issue an update Sunday afternoon.The problem began in mid-March and culminated with unprecedented...
Train hits stalled truck, injuring 55

...Guy M. Turner Inc. in Greensboro, had a permit to carry an overweight load of 80,000 pounds, said state Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Abbott. It wasn't immediately clear what the tractor-trailer was carrying; the company...
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Shipyard starts work on two new ferries

...Walker was on hand Saturday to mark the official start of construction of two new Alaska Class Ferries.The state Department of Transportation conducted a Laying of the Keels ceremony at Vigor Alaska's Ketchikan Shipyard to mark the official start...
My Turn: How ADOT ignored best practices for Juneau Acess

On Tuesday the Alaska State Department of Transportation extended the public comment period for the Juneau Access Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to Nov. 25. That's...
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

At long last, the United States government appears poised to seize - if at times, fitfully - it's Arctic Destiny.
Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

...announced it would close the North Pole refinery June 1.Frank Ganley, a construction engineer for the state Department of Transportation, estimates the Northern Region will use 25,000 tons of asphalt oil this year. The asphalt oil increase...
Weigh in on DOT's 20-year plan for Southeast

If you care about what transportation is going to look like in Southeast Alaska for the next 20 years, you may want to show up at one of these meetings.
Swollen Clear Creek not enough to halt Thai take-out order

...they approached Clear Creek, they learned a sinkhole had developed from heavy rain near the creek. The state Department of Transportation closed the bridge.Laiti called Poolsawat to cancel their order at the restaurant more than 25 miles away...
Plans underway to restore burned hatchery

...project to have full design input, Hiatt said."It just hasn't been fully decided yet," he said. The state Department of Transportation has not signed off on the project.The previous building was fed water by pumps. The association should...


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