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Anchorage port project stymied for yet another season

Aerial view of the Port of Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
Aerial view of the Port of Anchorage, Alaska, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Work in Anchorage stalled as engineers map best way forward.

Anchorage Daily News
Published: May 5th, 2012 11:24 PM
Last Modified: May 5th, 2012 11:25 PM

A huge, expensive and troubled expansion of the Port of Anchorage remains stalled for a third construction season while engineers study the best way forward. "There is no construction plan for this summer and the likelihood of their being any is very, very low," said Steve Ribuffo, the interim port director. The municipality has been working for more than a decade to replace the aging port, which turned 50 last year and is a prime economic driver in Alaska. Most of what residents eat, drink, wear and drive comes through it. The dock sits on corroded piles that are expensive to maintain. Problems with the project became apparent during the 2009....