Editorial: Petersburg-Kake road of limited value
February 6, 2020
During these times of limited capital project spending around the state, the proposed Kake to Petersburg road should not be a priority. Funding for the project was allocated in 2012 by Senator Bert Stedman (R-Sitka) under a "Roads to Resources" program.
Ignoring the fact that the project has taken nearly 8 years to develop, much has changed since the project was funded.
Biggest among them is the state's realization that they have to live within their means.
Next is the fact that the Petersburg-Kake power line has been a good idea that never materialized since 1984 when water from Tyee Lake...