New Railroad Spur Gets Green Light

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage
The release of a final environmental impact statement at the end of March gave the nod to a rail spur linking the Matanuska Susitna Borough’s Port MacKenzie to the main Alaska Railroad line near Houston.

The ultimate decision on the best route is still a month away, although Borough officials say the publication of the EIS opens the way for preliminary work to start as early as this year.

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