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Federal Highway Administration kills Juneau road project


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government has

officially killed a project to improve access to Alaska’s capital nearly two years after Gov. Bill Walker halted the road extension.

In a document published Thursday, the Federal Highway Administration said it has decided to take no action on the proposed 50-mile (80-kilometer) road extension north from Juneau, the Juneau Empire reported .

The document by Alaska Division Administrator Sandra Garcia-Aline cited the state’s shrinking budget and “a high level of controversy” over construction as principal factors for the road not bein...

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