governor wants the state to finance the construction of more roads
in the state’s back country, The Anchorage Daily News reported
recently announced by the governor include:
100-mile road from the Dalton Highway near Atigun Pass to the
North Slope village of Nuiqsut.
260-mile road from the deep-water port of Chignik to the town
of King Salmon on the Alaska Peninsula near Bristol Bay.
20-mile road between the Southwest Alaska villages of Tununak,
Toksook Bay and Nightmute.
the smallest of the roads could costs tens of millions, the newspaper
revenue, which funds much of the state budget, would fund a good
part of the governor’s proposed road work as well.
like many other states, is suffering from budget difficulties, a
rarity in the oil-rich state. Gov. Frank Murkowski has already vetoed
several parts of the state budget.