Proposed Alaska Rail Extension Receives Wetlands Permit

A proposed 36-mile Alaska Railroad extension from Anchorage to Port McKenzie in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough has cleared a regulatory hurdle.

The Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit allowing the railroad to fill in nearly 96 acres of wetlands for the line that will start near Houston and run south to the port across Cook Inlet from Anchorage.

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