A federal judge has halted the city's lawsuit against the Knik Arm Bridge project as the two sides near a settlement.
The city filed the lawsuit against the Federal Highway Administration in July complaining the road leading to the bridge would cause problems for the Port of Anchorage.
KABATA and the city has laid out general terms to redesign the road in dispute to prevent the lawsuit.
“We've come up with that solution, both of them can co-exist now we just need to put that in legal terms,” Michael Foster chairman of the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority said.
The Department of Justice asked for more time to allow them to work out the agreement.
The city attorney says the mayor wants the project to move forward.
“The Mayor's office, the Mayor and of course KABATA are very much interested in making this bridge project a success,” Municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler said.
Both sides say they expect to finalize an agreement before the stay expires.