Alaska funds the ‘Road to Nowhere’

| 6/4/2007

First, it was the “Bridge to Nowhere.” Now, Alaska’s at it again with the “Road to Nowhere.”

The Alaska Department of Transportation awarded a nearly $26 million contract to build a three-mile-long highway on the sparsely populated Gravina Island.

The road was originally planned to connect with a $315 million bridge to the mainland, which critics dubbed the “bridge to nowhere.”

Even though funding for the bridge fell through, it looks like the connecting highway will be built anyway. However, one public interest group, however, is calling on Gov. Sarah Palin to cancel the project and return the money to the state highway fund.