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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...
Avalanches cut off only road to Valdez

...river and created a lake up to a half-mile long across the roadway in a 300-foot wide mountain canyon.State Department of Transportation officials said Monday that the snow slide about 12 miles outside Valdez on the Richardson Highway cannot...
The cost of travel by sea

...There is a push to cut back on the ferries' operating budget," said Pat Kemp, the commissioner of the state Department of Transportation. "The only option we have left right now is to reduce service."About $3.5 million was cut from the...
State | Local | AK legislature
Skagway ferry dock floating again

...a Juneau-based company, was contracted over the weekend to work on the dock's infrastructure. The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced the dock's raising by Facebook on Tuesday afternoon.But that doesn't...
State | Local
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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