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Statement from Transportation Secretary Chao on Alaska's Sterling Highway Project

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Following today’s signing of the federal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Alaska’s Sterling Highway project by Governor Bill Walker, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao released the following statement:
 
“The U.S. Department of Transportation congratulates Senator Murkowski, Senator Sullivan, and Governor Walker, on moving this important and long overdue project one step closer to construction.
 
While visiting Alaska just last August, I was pleased to share the news that the Sterling Highway project would move closer to reality, and with today’s signing, work can finally begin.
 
The Sterling Highway project remains a good example of the need to streamline the environmental review process so projects like this one can begin more quickly.”