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NEWS: Senate Adopts Ellis Amendment on Knik Arm Bridge

For Immediate Release:
April 12th, 2014

Senate Adopts Ellis Amendment on Knik Arm Bridge

“No destruction before construction financing” plan approval

JUNEAU – Today the Alaska Senate adopted an amendment offered by Senator Johnny Ellis (D-Anchorage) that would prevent the use of eminent domain to destroy properties in the residential neighborhoods of Government Hill until complete project financing is approved.

“Threatening businesses and homeowners before securing a complete finance plan is irresponsible,” said Senator Ellis. 

A TIFIA loan (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998) represents a significant portion of the financing necessary to advance the Knik Arm Crossing project.  Despite 5 applications, the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority has failed to secure TIFIA financing. 

For more information contact Matthew Moser at (907) 465-3704. 

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