The Port Expansion completion date continues to be moved outwards costing Anchorage's economy real money and headaches.

Questions about the Port of Anchorage Expansion Project

When Will It Be done?

The completion date has changed numerous times. The latest date has gone from 2011 to 2021.

Closer view of additional damaged pieces of the open-cell system which has been removed from the inlet and stacked on the Port grounds

In June, 2001 they said ...
"First priority is to expand one of the port's five docks," said Sheffield, "as recommended by a port master plan developed two years ago. The dock is relatively small and handles only petroleum. Expansion is targeted for 2005." http://docs.newsbank.com

In December 2001they said ...
Anchorage Officials argue that major port reconstruction is needed to handle population boom expected by 2020 predict population doubling. Sheffield expects to begin dock construction in 2002.http://docs.newsbank.com

In April 2003they said ...

Sheffield expects decision by late summer or early fall about what method will be used. Studycommissioned to determine suitability of "open-cell sheet-pile" dock design submitted by Anchorage-based Peratrovich,Nottingham and Drage. Sheffield said expansion expected to begin in 2004 with $56 million in hand and 60 percent ofthe total cost covered by the federal government, with remainder coming from port profits, revenue bonds and state grants.http://docs.newsbank.com

Sheffield construction of the port expansion would last through 2008. http://docs.newsbank.com

In March 2005they said ...
The first phase, to improve rail and road access, began last summer and is expected to be completed in July, said Kevin Bruce, director of business development at the city-owned port. The expansion is expected to be finished in 2011.http://docs.newsbank.com

In March 2007they said ...
Maritime Administration team announces record time for project approval for port expansion of 135 acres on the Cook Inlet waterfront.The Army Corps of Engineers project permitting process often takes 7 to 10 years, but MARAD specialists accomplished the regulatory task in just 4 years. The Port of Anchorage Intermodal Expansion Project is scheduled for completion in 2013.

In September 2009they said ...
The total cost of the project, which should be completed by about 2014, is estimated to be in the $700 million range.http://docs.newsbank.com

In May 2010they said ...
The project was to be completed by 2015; Sheffield now puts the finish at maybe 2017 or so.Shipping companies say it might not be until 2020. http://docs.newsbank.com

In January 2011 they said ...
The finishing date has gone from 2011 to 2021.
http://docs.newsbank.com


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