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Anchorage Files Lawsuit Over Knik Bridge Project

By | July 8, 2011 - 6:04 pm

The municipality of Anchorage has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the proposed Knik Bridge project, also known as KABATA, which would link the Matanuska Susitna Borough to the city.

City spokesperson Sarah Erkmann says Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan wants to keep the city end of the bridge in Anchorage away from the Port of Anchorage

The lawsuit seeks to have the court require the Federal Highway Administration to set aside its decision made last December in favor of the bridge project. The suit asks the court to vacate the Record of Decision and send it back to the Federal Highway Administration for further investigation.

Senator Linda Menard, a strong supporter of the KABATA project, recently met with New York investors on the project. Menard could not be reached for comment Friday.

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