Funding for 5 local projects in Nov. 6 election

by Angela Denning-Barnes on November 1, 2012

Alaska voters will be deciding on a bond proposition in the Nov. 6 general election that includes approving transportation projects across the state worth about $453,499,200. There are 36 total projects, five in the Y-K Delta.

The question will appear on the ballot like this:
“Shall the State of Alaska issue its general obligation bonds in the principal amount of not more than 453-million, 499-thousand, 200 dollars () for the purpose of paying the cost of state transportation projects?”

The 5 projects in the Y-K Delta are:
$ 4 million dollars for dredging the Bethel Small Boat Harbor
$ 3 million dollars for improving the Emmonak Port
$ 1 million dollars for the Hooper Bay boat harbor
$ 3.1 million dollars for extending the Platinum airport
$ 4.1 million dollars for the Newtok Traditional Council for the Mertarvik Evacuation.

The proposition includes 36 total transportation projects across the state. The largest three projects are $50 million for the Anchorage Port, $30 million for the port Mackenzie Rail Extension, and $26 million for the New Seward Highway.

House Bill 286 HB0286Z shows lists all the projects in the proposition.

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