Build the road

Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Here in Wasilla, I look forward to the day when I can drive my car to Juneau, our state's capital.

The Alaska Marine Highway and Alaska Airlines do a good job of moving people to and from Juneau. But it's time to get with it and build a road. Just 70 miles separates Juneau from the rest of the state - and the world beyond.

There are lots of excuses not to build a road: it crosses a park; it costs money; or someone might crash. But the benefits exceed these risks - it's vital to have better access between Juneau and the rest of the state.

Only a road can achieve this important goal.

Mechelle Wheeler


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