Anchorage Files Lawsuit Over Knik Bridge Project

The municipality of Anchorage has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the proposed Knik Bridge project, also known as KABATA, which would link the Matanuska Susitna Borough to the city.

City spokesperson Sarah Erkmann says Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan wants to keep the city end of the bridge in Anchorage away from the Port of Anchorage

The lawsuit seeks to have the court require the Federal Highway Administration to set aside its decision made last December in favor of the bridge project. The suit asks the court to vacate the Record of Decision and send it back to the Federal Highway Administration for further investigation.

Senator Linda Menard, a strong supporter of the KABATA project, recently met with New York investors on the project. Menard could not be reached for comment Friday.

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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone.
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