By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough discusses future of deteriorating barge ramp


October 11, 2023

As the downtown barge ramp nears the end of its useful life, the borough is weighing its options for replacing and possibly relocating this piece of critical infrastructure.

Assembly members and borough staff discussed replacing the ramp in its present location or moving it to 6-Mile or the Marine Service Center. Alternative locations for the ramp could free up the downtown area for tourism development but might also inconvenience the shipping companies that prefer to deliver their freight directly to downtown businesses.

The ramp’s life expectancy is “not long,” Borough Manager Jeff...

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