By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Wrangell may receive state funds to start planning emergency route


April 17, 2024

The state capital budget approved by the Alaska Senate last week includes $200,000 for the borough to start planning an emergency access route for when Zimovia Highway is blocked by landslides or other disasters.

The route would connect the old logging road at Pats Creek on the west side of Wrangell Island to the Spur Road on the island’s east side.

The borough estimates the total cost of design and construction at roughly $5 million, and requested $500,000 in state funding to start planning and design work.

The Senate approved the capital projects budget on April 12, sending it to the House f...

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