Borough receives nearly half million dollars for mill site planning

The borough was awarded a $421,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday, Nov. 3, which will go toward planning and engineering work for a deepwater port at the former sawmill site at 6-Mile.

The grant covers an environmental risk assessment, permitting, assessment of the property’s bulkhead and utility extension requirements and a feasibility study update, according to an Oct. 31 press release from U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan.

The money won’t go toward actually constructing anything at the site, Harbormaster Steve Miller explained at the Nov. 2 port c...


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