Time for peninsula bridges to be renamed?

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I live on the Kenai Peninsula and recently had several occasions to drive to Anchorage.

As I drove along the Sterling Highway, it is obvious road and bridge repair and maintenance are sorely lacking.

Since Rep. Mark Kirk, R. Illinois, added a provision to the annual transportation spending bill last week that prohibits the state from spending any of this year’s appropriation on bridges from Ketchikan to Gravina Island or across the Knik Arm from Anchorage, this seems like a good time to repair the bridges on the Sterling Highway.

Each bridge could be renamed as Don Young No. 1, No. 2, etc. Perhaps this would satisfy his ego trip.

Gwen Klawunder

Kenai



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