The Municipality of Anchorage now has three design proposals to review for the Port of Anchorage expansion project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted a lengthy review of the port after construction problems were discovered last year, including stability concerns if an earthquake hit and corrosion issues. Findings from the study were presented to the city on Friday.
Mayor Dan Sullivan says the next step is for the city's Geotechnical Advisory Commission to review the designs to look at stability and engineering capabilities.
According to Sullivan, the city has a lot to consider before any firm decision is made and whether or not the city can afford it.
"We have to look at a couple main things," Sullivan said. "Number one, what is going to best serve the future of the port as far as customers that are existing? We've got, obviously, some major customers that need to be taken care of, and also (have to) allow for some opportunity for new customers to come in. The second key element is what is the price and, you know, can we actually afford to actually complete construction under any of the scenarios."
The public is also welcome to weigh in on the project.
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