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

Another bump in federal cash coming to the corroding Port of Alaska

Published: February 14, 2020

Alaska Public Media
By: Zachariah Hughes

The Port of Alaska is getting another boost in federal funding.

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s office announced Tuesday that the federal Department of Transportation Maritime Administration is awarding a $20 million grant to pay for infrastructure improvements.

“This grant will help restore the Port of Alaska’s status as a safe, cost-effective, reliable and resilient piece of infrastructure,” Sullivan said.

This follows a separate $25 million grant from the Department of Transportation for the port in November.

“The $20 million dollars is unambiguously good news for the Port of Alaska, and for the state generally,” said Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey.

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