One Major Project for Kenai Peninsula on Statewide Bond Prop


Next week’s general election ballot will ask voters statewide to decide on hundreds of millions of dollars in construction projects across the state. Bond Proposition A will also include one large scale project for the local area.  Kenai City Manager Rick Koch provided details on the proposed project…


Koch: “There is $20 million in that package that Sen. Wagoner worked tirelessly to try to get into the capital budget, and it is the construction of a for a multi-lane roadway between Soldotna and Kenai.”


Koch said that this kind of project has been asked for by the public for many years…


Koch: “It will mostly go to a four lane between the two cities. The $20 million was below what was requested, Sen. Wagoner had requested $40 million because that’s consistent with what the Department of Transportation and Public Facilitates said the cost estimate would be. If the bond proposition is successful, I think $20 million will most likely be used to upgrade five intersections between Soldotna and Kenai that are problematic as far as traffic accidents, Silver Salmon being one, Beaver Loop being another, and three others.”


Other projects range from money to build the first leg of a road to Nome as well as another $50 million on the troubled Port of Anchorage expansion project.

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