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

Anchorage’s port is already falling apart. With the clock ticking, who will pay to fix it?

Published: August 16, 2017

Alaska Dispatch News
By: Devin Kelly

In about 10 years, the docks at the Port of Anchorage will start closing, crippled by corrosion, unless major repairs are made.

But with the clock ticking, it's still unclear who will pay for it, and how.

Without a big injection of state or federal funding, officials say the port, which opened in 1961, is more likely to resort to a tariff that leads to higher prices on the vast majority of consumer products that come into the state. That means everyone would pay a little more for a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, a car or a sheet of plywood.

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