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July 24, 2014

Alaska starts work on $11M project that will connect one bush village to roads — almost

  • Work is scheduled to be completed by December 2015 and is intended to be part of an eventual road to Nome.
  • AP Photo/Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities [enlarge]
    The road won’t quite make it to Tanana. The gravel lane will end at the Yukon River, six miles from Tanana. There are no plans now for a bridge so people will have to take a 20-minute boat ride to the Athabascan village of 250 people.

    TANANA, Alaska (AP) — Work has started on the first Alaska road in nearly 20 years to connect a Bush community to the road system.

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