Ground Breaks For Port MacKenzie Rail Extension

An official groundbreaking ceremony for the Port MacKenzie railroad extension brought Governor Sean Parnell and other state officials to Big Lake on Tuesday.  When completed, the railroad project is expected to help move minerals, and other products from the state’s Interior to tidewater in Southcentral Alaska.

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