By Shelley Stallings
June 29, 2007
Spending over 25 million dollars for 3 miles of gravel road on
Gravina Island is crazy. Why? How do you and I get our cars
over to Gravina to drive on this fancy new 3 miles of dirt road?
If the state has this much money to waste wouldn't the daily
life of Ketchikan residents be much better if this money was
used to improve the poorly maintained roads we already have here
on Revillagigedo (Revilla) Island? Aren't you as tired as I
am of having your teeth rattled, your shocks blown out, your
tie-rods and ball joints worn out, your tires punctured as you
drive to work each day?
25 million dollars for 3 miles, that is over 8 million dollars
per mile for a gravel road, dare I say it - to "no where".
And we all know the final price will be much more than 25 million
dollars, probably more likely to be 30 million or more. That
much money would go a long way toward fixing the roads we already
have while at the same time providing work for local people repairing
our roads here on this island. Building more new roads means
less money available to maintain the roads we now drive on, is
this what we want?
Contact Governor Palin and tell her we want this money to fix
our local roads, not build another one of Frank Murkowski's pipe
dreams. She has already cancelled many of Murkowski's outrageously
expensive projects. Do it today before another dollar is spent
on this waste of our money.
Received June 27, 2007 - Published June 29, 2007
About: "25 year Ketchikan
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