Hearings Planned for Ambler Road

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Borough of Land Management, or BLM, is still looking into creating a proposed 200 mile Ambler Road that would connect northwest Alaska with the Dalton Highway and Fairbanks.

The road would be a private motorway, only to be used for mining access.
There have been concerns expressed in the past about the proposed project, as roughly 26 miles passes through 'Gates of the Arctic' National Park and Preserve.
In March of this year, it was estimated the road would cost $346 million dollars to build, with another $270 million dollars for other costs.
The expected net revenue is between $143 million to $153 million dollars over 30 years.
BLM has been tasked with creating an environmental impact statement for the project, which must be completed before permitting can begin.
As part of that statement, BLM is hosting multiple public hearings on the proposed project.

For times and locations of the hearings go to blm.gov and search 'Ambler Road Project.'
To learn more about the project itself, go to ambleraccess.com.