30 day public comment period.
Best to use project website to submit comments. Link below.
Federal highway officials were in Kodiak this week to explain and to get input on the proposed extension of the Anton Larsen Bay Road.
If you weren’t able to attend the Kodiak meeting or the ones planned for Ouzinkie and Port Lions, you still have time to review the proposal and add your ideas or voice concerns.
Rueben Johnson is a project manager with the Western Lands Highway Division and was in charge of Wednesday’s scoping meeting at the library.
He explained that the Anton Larsen Bay Road would be extended two-and-a-half miles out to Crag Point.
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“The intention there is about an 18-foot-wide gravel surfaced road with appropriate drainage accommodating fish passage, etc. out to a boat launch and parking area at the end of the road near Crag Point. The intention there is to really to provide access to folks from outer islands or other parts of Kodiak Island, specifically Port Lions, comes to mind, or Ouzinkie. Providing them access points to land that are closer than to traversing around to the Kodiak inlet.”
Johnson said the public has 30 days to comment on the project. The easiest way is to use the project website, which includes photos, diagrams, and more information on the road project.
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“My recommendation, we leave the public comment period open for 30 days after the last public meeting on Thursday. So really, our web address, our website, we have set up a project website and there are pretty easy links there for which people can comment. And we really welcome that to gain perspective on the public sentiment toward the project.”