By Wieslaw Czajkowski
August 01, 2011
Writing a letter to your Sit News seems to be futile, for no one else than your editorial staff read it but officials of the Alaska Departmewnt of Transportation (DOT), which over decades feeds hungry votes politicians with their Environmentyal Impact Statements (EIS), albeit not ordinaries. The latter are left with promises of solving the lack of access of Ketchikans to the Ketchikan International Airport other than by ferries.
The decade long fight for the Bridge to Nowhere has been gone, save nine other bridge's projects in the sejsmic zone, which would be lasting nine decades more until they be abandoned earlier due to an earthquake.
Some DOT's EIS presents even a better solution of connecting the Revillagigedo Island with the Gravina Island by a tunnel, with the end effect as with bridges. Just try to imagine what will happen if in the wall of the tunnel cracks do occur because of a movement of geological plates.
Nevertheless the DOT with a fervor is producing its EIS for all the bridges plus tunnel. And why? Because DOT's people did not read my letter of February 20,2006, otherwise would include the Cultural Commercial Complex project of 2004 into their agenda.
The pedestrians transportation tubes under the Tongass Narrows from Ketchikan's CCC to the Airport would give inhabitans of the City, as well as to tourists a year long underwater attraction while being not prone to soil shakes.
About: "Regarding expertise, my letter of February 20, 2006 to the Sit News explains satisfactorily."
Received July 30, 2011 - Published August 01, 2011
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