Commissioner Luiken Commits to Full Kenai Spur Highway Project

first_imgKoch says the design criteria that DOT employs for highway projects is to build roads that will be able to keep up with the needs of the area 20-years in the future, hence the five lane highway is the best option. Koch: “Instead of using $20 million of state money to get half the job done, with a 90/10 split, why not use $4 million of state money and $36 million of federal money if there was room in the Federal Highway Administration’s appropriation that we receive each year, which is about $500 million. On Friday when I landed back in the airport from Anchorage I had an email from the project manager telling me that Phase II of the Kenai Spur Highway Project was going into the STIP for federal funding.” That means the construction project to widen the Spur Highway between Kenai and Soldotna from its current two lanes to the preferred five lanes could potentially begin in 2017.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After with Department of Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken in Juneau on Wednesday last week, Kenai City Manager Rick Koch unexpectedly received some exciting news about the Kenai Spur Highway Project.last_img