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Federal government, borough, WCA collaborate on Weber


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The Wrangell Cooperative Association's transportation department recently completed the resurfacing of Weber Street. From left are Dusty Escamilla, Western Federal Lands Highway Division Project Engineer; Esther Ashton, a WCA Transportation Planner Trainee; Public Works Superintendent Carl Johnson; Assembly Member Julie Decker; Federal Highways Administration Tribal Transportation Program Director Robert Sparrow; WCA Board of Directors members Lovey Brock and Ernie Christian; WCA Transportation Program Manager Bill Willard; and Highways Administration Tribal Coordinator Paul Rettinger.

The final touches on the Weber Street project concluded this week.

For the Wrangell Cooperative Association (WCA), the repaving and sidewalk work on the formerly two-way street in the middle of a residential neighborhood is simply one more project completed.

The project was three years in the making. Bidding for construction was estimated at about $490,000, though final figures for the construction aren't yet available, officials said, and they are waiting for the project to be completed before releasing the total amount.

Among the often contentious relationships between local governments,...

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