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Avalanche danger keeps road closed

ANCHORAGE - Avalanche conditions remain too unstable to clear a highway into the Alaska city of Valdez, state transportation officials said Tuesday.Two major avalanches and 10 or so smaller ones dumped snow Friday along 27 miles of the Richardson...
Ferry route shuffle comes as a surprise

...through union discussions or public discussion at the state-appointed Marine Transportation Advisory Board. State transportation officials announced the changes to unions and the advisory board less than a week ago, though the topic did not get...
Northwest Digest

...reduce maintenance costs on gravel roads is a success, despite numerous potholes on one Fairbanks road, state transportation officials said. The Alaska Department of Transportation just completed a study of seven gravel roads in the Fairbanks...
Native tribal leaders worry about road access to cultural landmarks

...responded Mary Siroky, a special assistant to the state Transportation and Public Facilities commissioner. State transportation officials plan to route the Juneau access road 50 feet - or in some cases much greater distances - from the intertidal...
Man petitions to restore sign that flashes biblical messages

FAIRBANKS - Jami Franklin was incensed after state transportation officials in May ordered the removal of a digital marquee that flashes biblical passages to motorists on the Richardson Highway. Franklin...
DOT warns about Steese Highway travel

FAIRBANKS - State transportation officials have issued a warning about traveling the Steese Highway. A winter storm is expected to move into the area Thursday with strong...
Regional News
State drops Southeast ferry study in town." Stein said he has no problem delaying the access study if it leads to better information. State transportation officials are also studying a new road corridor in south-central Southeast. The route would connect the Bradfield...
Empire Editorial: There's not a bad project in the bunch

...and is likely to remain so well into the future despite a wish list that for some includes a road north. State transportation officials already have modified their road plan such that even if it is funded and wins environmental approval it will...
Marine Highway considers move to Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN - State transportation officials are mulling a plan to move the Alaska Marine Highway System here to be closer to its repair facilities. "We're looking at all...
State pushes up timetable to build road

Juneau motorists could get a road to within a 16-mile ferry ride to Skagway in four years or less, state transportation officials said this week. With nearly $200 million now proposed over the next two years for a 50-mile seaside link...


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