Port MacKenzie Rail Groundbreaking


MAT-SU—On June 4, 2013, some 150 people enjoyed a groundbreaking ceremony for the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension. Gov. Sean Parnell was among the speakers for the event, situated atop a ridge with the future one-mile rail loop on one side and a clear blue view of Knik Arm on the other.

The project will shorten the distance by rail for the Interior to tidewater by 141 miles. This summer three segments are under construction, creating 116 jobs, and $88 million in construction work. By fall there will be nearly 200 jobs created and $116 million in construction work when a fourth segment gets underway.

For more information call Public Affairs Director Patty Sullivan 745-9577. View the photos in the gallery below. Click on them to enlarge them.

Photos Patty Sullivan/MSB.

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