Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Anchorage lawmakers weigh options for $1.9B port modernization project

Published: March 19, 2019

By: Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media 

The entire project is estimated to cost more than $1.9 billion. Assemblyman Chris Constant, co-chair of the Assembly Enterprise and Utility Oversight Committee, said the shock of the latest cost estimate led to a moment of clarity: now, he said, lawmakers hoped an independent analysis could help assess their options moving forward.

“Our intent at this point is to look really closely at all of those parts, determine what’s really essential for moving forward, then come up with some rational cost analysis to to figure out what we’re going to build, who’s going to pay for it and when it’s going to happen,” Constant said.

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