By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough to negotiate Mount Dewey trail work to fit budget


October 4, 2023

The effort to extend the Mount Dewey trail has hit an unexpected bump in the road. The only company that bid on the project, Ketchikan Ready-Mix, asked over half a million dollars more than the borough had budgeted to improve the trail’s accessibility and minimize wetland impacts.

The trail extension is currently funded at $947,000, a figure that includes construction, inspection and administration costs. The budget is mostly federal funds. Ketchikan Ready-Mix offered to take on the project for $1,532,580.

The borough has been working to improve the Mount Dewey trail since 2014, when th...

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