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NEWS: U-Med Northern Access Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow Night

For Immediate Release: October 7th, 2013 

 

U-Med Northern Access Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow Night

Meeting will take place on October 8th with Senators Wielechowski, Ellis, Gardner, and Reps Gruenberg, Josephson, and Tarr 

ANCHORAGE- In response to community requests, legislators in Anchorage are holding a joint town hall meeting on October 8th to discuss the Northern Access Project through the U-Med District, previously known as the Bragaw or Elmore Extension.

The State Department of Transportation, the Municipality of Anchorage and DOWL/HKM have proposed four possible road extensions through the University to East Northern Lights Blvd and expect to identify a preferred route by Spring 2014.

Senators Wielechowski, Ellis and Gardner will be joined by Representatives Gruenberg, Josephson, and Tarr to listen and discuss community concerns regarding this important project.  Representatives from Alaska Department of Transportation, the Municipality of Anchorage and DOWL/HKM have been invited as well.

“I have heard many concerns from community members about the need for more information and additional opportunities to ask questions,” said Senator Wielechowski. “This project will have lasting impacts on many neighborhoods, individuals and schools, so we need to ensure all concerns are taken into account.”

All those with concerns, questions or ideas are welcome to attend.

WHAT:  U-Med Northern Access Town Hall Meeting

WHEN:   Tuesday, October 8th, from 5:30PM until 7PM

WHERE:  East High School Commons, 4025 E. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage

WHO:  Senators Bill Wielechowski, Johnny Ellis and Berta Gardner, and Representatives Max Gruenberg,  Andy Josephson, and Geran Tarr.

The Anchorage Assembly also plans to take up a motion of reconsideration to approve funding for the Northern Access Project on Tuesday evening at the Loussac Library.

If you want more information on the project and are interested in submitting a comment you may visit the project website at www.umednorthernaccess.com/

For more information, please contact Kendra Kloster in Senator Wielechowski’s office at 269-0120 or kendra.kloster@akleg.gov

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