Road would be extended two miles to Crag Point.
Kodiak meeting Wednesday 3-6 p.m. at library.
A series of public meetings is set for this week to discuss plans to extend the Anton Larsen Bay Road two miles out to Crag Point.
The Kodiak meeting will be Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Kodiak library. Meetings are also scheduled for Thursday morning in Ouzinkie, and Thursday afternoon at Port Lions.
The proposed gravel road extension also includes a parking area and boat launch. About half the proposed road would closely follow an existing private, ATV trail.
The extended road would improve emergency services and provide better access to Kodiak for remote locations including Ouzinkie, Port Lions and logging camps. That’s according to material provided by the highways division and on the project website.
More specifically the project is expected to provide safer and more reliable year-round transportation between Kodiak and outlying communities. It would also support economic development and improve access to recreation and subsistence activities.
The project is currently funded for planning and design under a State of Alaska grant that was issued to the Spruce Island Development Corporation.
The Western Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration is partnering with the Native Village of Ouzinkie on the project. Representatives will be in Kodiak to hold a public scoping meeting to make the public and interested stakeholders aware of the environmental assessment process being undertaken.
Local residents are invited to share any concerns and comments they have about the road extension with the project team.