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By Shane Lasley
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AIDEA eyes Ambler mine-to-port route

Board approves study of complete trans-Alaska road-rail-port corridor for transporting Ambler District ore concentrates North of 60 Mining News – April 22, 2022

 

Last updated 4/28/2022 at 2:53pm

Dirt highway and oil pipeline from Alaska's North Slope.

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The 411-mile Dalton Highway is a mostly dirt road that extends to Deadhorse on Alaska's oil-rich North Slope. This photo is from mile 210, which is near where the proposed Ambler Access Project will connect with this major north-south road.

At a time when the state is looking at being infused with billions of federal dollars to invest in upgrading roads, bridges, rails, ports and other infrastructure, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board has authorized an independent study of the 800-mile trans-Alaska transportation corridor that extends from the Ambler Mining District to ports in and around Anchorage.

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