Gov. Sean Parnell’s decision to cancel the Alaska Class ferry, after years of planning and public input, came as a shock to many people. The reason, he said, was because the construction estimate had gone over budget. If plans for the East Lynn Canal road had to meet this standard, they would have been scrapped long ago. In 2006, construction of the road was estimated to be about $260 million. The most recent estimate is $520 million.