Shepard Point Road - Comment Before 5 pm Alaska Time on July 13th 2015
NOTICE: Amendment 16 to the 2012-2015 Department of Transportation (DOT) Statewide Improvement Program is open for public comment
Please comment about the proposed 4.5-mile road that would go from Orca Cannery to Shepard Point. The DOT has allocated $5M towards this project and $1.3 million has been allocated for FY2015. This project has not been permitted.
The total cost of the road is unknown at this time.
In addition, the total cost of the project is unknown at this time.
The road would traverse multiple active avalanche chutes, and its purpose is to reach the proposed Shepard Point deepwater port site, which is purportedly for oil spill response for Cordova. As of yet the Army Corps of Engineers has not permitted the deepwater port project.
There are viable alternative sites for the Cordova oil spill response facility that would be less expensive, easier to reach, on the current road system, safer and are available.