Knik Arm Crossing Project
The Knik Arm Crossing Project would meet the current and projected transportation needs for both the Municipality of Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The proposal is to construct a cost-affordable, vehicular toll bridge about 2 miles long, across Knik Arm to join the Port of Anchorage area and Port MacKenzie area. The purpose of this project is to fulfill the following needs:
- An efficient link between the operations and infrastructure of the two ports;
- An alternate north-south emergency response and disaster evacuation route; and
- Transportation infrastructure for existing and projected population and economic growth.
For more information about the Knik Arm Crossing project please contact Jeff Bruno or the OPMP main office at 269-6987.
- Spring 2005 – Agency Scoping meeting held in March in Anchorage, Public Scoping Meetings held in April in
Mat-Su Borough (Wasilla) and Anchorage
- Summer 2005 – Draft Environmental Impact Statement circulated to state, federal and local resource agencies
- December 2007 – Final Environmental Impact Statement issued, state and federal permitting to follow
- Spring 2008 – Start of process to select qualified private sector partner with Submission of Proposals; Project Award, Financial and Commercial Close