Bill Includes Approximately $223 Million for Ketchikan's Bridge
July 29, 2005
In his remarks the governor noted the increase in overall transportation funding for Alaska and the funding for Alaska specific projects long advocated by the Murkowski administration such as the Gravina bridge in Ketchikan and the Knik Arm crossing in Anchorage.
Front Page Photo Courtesy Gravina-Access Project
"Alaska is a young state - and our infrastructure is catching up to the rest of the country," said Murkowski. "If Alaska is to grow and prosper in the coming decades, we need to improve our transportation infrastructure to provide jobs and opportunity for Alaskans. This bill funds important priorities to help us do just that."
"This bill is good for America and good for Alaska," said the governor. "I want to thank our Congressional Delegation for their hard work throughout this long process, especially House Transportation Committee Chairman Don Young. While a long time in coming, this bill will accomplish a basic and vital purpose - moving the nation's people and its goods."
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