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Plans call for cutting tunnel fees

ANCHORAGE - The state plans to reduce the cost of driving through the Whittier Tunnel after residents complained the toll was discouraging visitors and unfair to the town. The state plans to cut the round-trip...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051302/sta_tunnel.shtml
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My Turn: State uses misleading rhetoric in road debate

...million in 2004. But by the project's completion, the total cost grew to more than $27 million. Then there is the Whittier Tunnel. The estimated cost was $49.8 million. Though once completed, the tunnel's total cost was $80 million. So...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091305/opi_20050913001.shtml
Opinion
Juneau road is both costly and dangerous

...Lynn Canal. Furthermore, DOT has a poor record for accurately estimating the cost of similar mega-projects. The Whittier Tunnel actually cost $89 million; it was originally estimated to come in at $48 million. Plus, with the number of recreation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091806/let_20060918098.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Whittier Tunnel plans raise concerns By MAUREEN CLARK...learn when they can drive through the Whittier Tunnel and how much it will cost. The tunnel...learn when they can drive through the Whittier Tunnel and how much it will cost. Whittier...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031300/Loc_whitt.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...results of electrical violations in Whittier Tunnel THE JUNEAU EMPIRE ANCHORAGE - An inspection of the Whittier Tunnel has turned up electrical code...ANCHORAGE - An inspection of the Whittier Tunnel has turned up electrical code...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031600/Loc_tunnel.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the noise problem this summer. It's interesting to see Tony Knowles thumping his chest during the opening of the Whittier tunnel. If he can brag about spending $80 million to provide access to a town as small as Whittier, how can he justify...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061100/Ope_word.shtml
State Briefs

...dramatically since 1999, when ridership was pegged at 679,000. It attributed the drop to the opening of the 2.5-mile Whittier tunnel in June 2000. Trapper pleads guilty to snaring two eagles ANCHORAGE A Kasilof trapper pleaded guilty to illegally...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010203/sta_briefs.shtml
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State Briefs

...structural damage to an electrical line. Power was knocked out to Girdwood, Indian, Bird and Hope. Also, the Whittier Tunnel was closed temporarily because of the power outage. Mother charged with helping man rape girl ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020603/sta_briefs.shtml
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My Turn: No need for road

...too. The same goes for building one. Let's look at these other projects to see what we can learn from them. The Whittier Tunnel, for example, was originally estimated to cost $49.8 million. When the controversial project was completed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021005/opi_20050210015.shtml
Opinion
Northwest Digest

...seen so far would preclude development, but what has been found could help guide it. In the four years since the Whittier tunnel was opened to vehicle traffic, more and more people have been traveling to Whittier to fish, boat, paddle and sight-see...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022805/sta_20050228010.shtml
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