Ouzinkie Airport on Stimulus List
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
economic stimulus package that passed congress includes several items for
spending in Alaska, and one of the largest for the state appears to be a new
airport and connecting road in Ouzinkie, on Spruce Island, just north of Kodiak
Republican Representative Don Young voted against the bill, as did Republican
Senator Lisa Murkowski. Democratic Senator Mark Begich supported the bill,
though worked with Republicans to reduce the amount of spending.
tag for the Ouzinkie Airport project is estimated to between 10-million and
20-million dollars, and appears to be "shovel-ready," as the Alaska Department
of Transportation and Public Facilities is ready to advertise for bids as soon
as the stimulus bill is signed into law by President Barack Obama.
included in the D-O-T's list of projects is rut repair on Rezanof Drive West,
as it heads out of downtown towards the airport, and work on the Chiniak
Highway at Mile 24.