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Committee votes to delay bridge project in Anchorage

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2009

ANCHORAGE - A joint state-city committee has voted unanimously to delay the Knik Arm bridge project by a few years.

The Anchorage Daily News says the committee, which makes decisions on major transportation and highway projects in Anchorage, voted on the bridge project Thursday afternoon.

The committee adopted a compromise recommended by a technical committee of planners and engineers. It opted against an earlier proposal to delete the bridge project completely from Anchorage's long-range transportation plan entirely.

The compromise will allow the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority to continue its efforts to plan for and design the bridge, and to try to find ways to finance the project, most recently estimated at about $680 million.



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