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North Slope

Northwest Alaska Transportation Plan
Community Transportation Analysis

The Community Transportation Analysis of the Northwest Alaska Transportation Plan was adopted on February 11, 2004. The plan provides a 20-year strategy for transportation infrastructure development in Northwest Alaska. It will guide the department's capital development plans for this area.

The plan reflects the broad range of concerns, views and perspectives of the people that live and travel in this region which covers the North Slope Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Norton Sound/Seward Peninsula, and the Middle Yukon River Basin, an area of approximately 217,865 square miles. The plan considers marine, river, aviation, trail and highway transportation, as well as other economic, demographic, and technological forces at work in this and adjoining areas of Alaska.

The plan addresses passenger and freight inter-community movements by land, air and water modes. In the accompanying Resource Transportation Analysis, the plan will address the transportation needs of mineral, coal, and oil/gas developments. The Northwest Alaska Transportation Plan constitutes an element of the Statewide Transportation Plan.

Public Comments

The following written comments were received by the department on the draft Northwest Alaska Transportation Plan and are in PDF format.. You can view each of them in Adobe Acrobat by clicking on the author's name below:


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