Roads to Resources
Governor Parnell has made unlocking the State’s resources for the benefit of all Alaskans a priority of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF). The initiative is called Roads to Resources, and it’s not just new highway proposals. Rather, this access to natural resource deposits also provides a corridor for moving fuel and supplies to communities at greatly reduced costs. An example of some of our ongoing projects includes:
Roads also provide a cost-saving alternative to flying, currently the most efficient way in or out of 82% of Alaska’s communities. Roads to Resources represent an investment in our people and the state’s future prosperity. DOT&PF will carry out its mission and build these roads consistent with the public interest.
Reliable access to natural resources is often the key to unlocking and creating jobs, economic opportunity, funding essential state services, and boosting our state treasury.
The Governor proposed $28.5 million in total funding for Roads to Resources in his fiscal year 2013 budget.